Woodmen of the World Building (Nacogdoches, Texas)

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Woodmen of the World Building
Woodmen of the World Building 2017, Nacogdoches, TX.jpg
Woodmen of the World Building (Nacogdoches, Texas) is located in Texas
Woodmen of the World Building (Nacogdoches, Texas)
Woodmen of the World Building (Nacogdoches, Texas) is located in the US
Woodmen of the World Building (Nacogdoches, Texas)
Location 412 E. Main St., Nacogdoches, Texas
Coordinates 31°36′8″N 94°39′13″W / 31.60222°N 94.65361°W / 31.60222; -94.65361Coordinates: 31°36′8″N 94°39′13″W / 31.60222°N 94.65361°W / 31.60222; -94.65361
Area less than one acre
Built 1923
Built by Moore Construction Co.
Architectural style Two-part commercial block
MPS Nacogdoches MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000012[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1992

The Woodmen of the World Building in Nacogdoches, Texas was built in 1923. It is a two-part commercial block building. Its third floor served historically as a meeting hall of the local Woodmen of the World chapter, which was organized in 1908, until 1975 when the chapter moved elsewhere. Its first and second floors were leased to businesses.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

It is a three-story building constructed with load-bearing masonry walls. It was built at cost of $15,656.00 to contractor Moore Construction Co. for the structure and $10,000 to R. W. Parrish for woodwork. Its NRHP nomination asserts that it is an "outstanding" example of early 20th-century architecture in Nagodoches and that it "is most noted for its strong vertical expression. This is established by the use of 3-story piers on each comer and in the center bay that rise to a stepped parapet, and the vertical muntins found on all windows."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Edward A. Galloway (June 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Woodmen of the World Building / Site No. 176". National Archives.  (accessible by searching within National Archives Catalog)