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About This Project

8851 Santa Monica Boulevard

The structure is rich in detail and embodies distinctive characteristics of Classical Revival commercial architecture of the 1920s. These include pedimented windows, heavy stone lintels with dentillated molding, medallions, and decorated frieze panels. The structure, due to its location, contributes to the significance of the Old Sherman Thematic District. Historically, it is connected to that district as the structure was built in the 1920s during the expansion of Sherman into a larger, economically diverse town. The structure embodies characteristics of Classical Revival Commercial architecture of the 1920s. The structure contributes to the significance of the Old Sherman Thematic District, due to its geographical location and historical connection to the original town center of Sherman. The structure is identified with the growth of the electric railway system and the subsequent expansion of the region and with the growth of Sherman as an urban-industrial center. (Photo Credit: Tony Coelho)