Petroleum Building (Midland)
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The Petroleum Building (formerly known as the Hogan Building) is a highrise in downtown Midland, TX.
|T.S. Hogan Petroleum Building|
T.S. Hogan Petroleum Building
|Location||214 W. Texas Ave.|
|Antenna spire||151 ft (46 m)|
|Roof||137 ft (42 m)|
|Floor area||5,788 sq ft (537.7 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Wyatt C. Hendrick|
|Developer||T. S. Hogan|
The building was built in 1928 and consists of 12 floors with a neo-gothic facade. The building stands at 137 ft but with its spires reaches a height of 151 ft. The Hogan building is a registered, Texas historical landmark. The tower is named for lawyer and oil entrepreneur Thomas Stephen Hogan.
The design of the Petroleum Building, like the Woolworth Building in New York City and the demolished Baum Building in Oklahoma City, utilizes many classic architectural devices. Gothic spires and Moorish arches, lavish carved surfaces and opulent marble, all intended to clothe the business house with the respectability of a cathedral. The architect was Wyatt C. Hedrick.