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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
Petroleum Building, Midland, TX.jpg
T.S. Hogan Petroleum Building
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice space
Location214 W. Texas Ave.
Midland
Coordinates31°59′55″N 102°04′34″W / 31.998679°N 102.075988°W / 31.998679; -102.075988Coordinates: 31°59′55″N 102°04′34″W / 31.998679°N 102.075988°W / 31.998679; -102.075988
Construction started1928
Completed1928
Opening1929
Height
Antenna spire151 ft (46 m)
Roof137 ft (42 m)
Top floor12
Technical details
Floor count12
Floor area5,788 sq ft (537.7 m2)
Lifts/elevators3
Design and construction
ArchitectWyatt C. Hendrick
DeveloperT. S. Hogan
Designated1982[1]
Reference no.4002

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.[2]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. ^ see Jacob Bunn