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State National Bank Building 1926
Corsicana, Texas

E. Collin St. and N. Beaton St.
Corsicana Texas - State National Bank Building
State National Bank Building
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011

State National Bank Building

Corsicana's "Eight-story Skyscraper"
C.D. Hill and Co., Architects in association with H.O. Blanding

This handsome building is one of the most colorful of its type due to the extensive use of terra-cotta. Only two facades are faced, however, in anticipation of neighboring buildings that never materialized. The overall look is similar to the Petroleum Building fraternity of buildings in Midland, Big Spring, and the beautiful white Gothic Norwood building in Austin.

Although it is only 8 stories tall, it's imposing elegance and dominance of the Corsicana skyline make it worthy of the name skyscraper. Viewed in the glow of the setting sun, the building sometimes looks like a wedding cake with a buttery icing.

John Troesser
Corsicana Texas - State National Bank Building
State National Bank Building
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2011
Corsicana Texas skyscraper old post card
Corsicana Texas skyscraper
L - State National Bank Building Postcard circa 1925
R - The Building today - Still Elegant. TE photo June 2000
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