State of Texas building

State of Texas building The Hall of State is a building in Dallas's Fair Park that commemorates the history of the U.S.

state of Texas and is considered one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the state. It was designed and built for the Texas Centennial Exposition.HistoryBuilt in 1936 at the astronomical price of $1.2 million, the building was the most expensive per unit area of any structure built in Texas. It was designed for the centennial of the Republic of Texas by architect Donald Barthelme in t

he beaux arts style and is considered one of the most representative examples of art deco architecture in Texas. Most of the Art Deco ornamental metalwork, including the light fixtures were designed by John F. Livers and made at his Company the Livers Lighting and Bronze Company in Kansas City, MO. according to records from the Dallas Historical Society Centennial archives collection. The Hall of State is the culmination of the 1500ft long Esplanade of State which is flanked by six exhibition pavilions and features a long reflecting pool. It was built using Texas limestone and features memorials to many of the heroes of Texas history.


3809 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX



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