Originally home to the Great National Life Insurance Company this office building, completed in 1963, is an outstanding example of the 1960’s garden style office complexes which sprang up around Dallas. Designed by Grayson Gill, it has a unique projecting screen of diamond shaped panels giving the building a distinctive look in contrast to the very flat, clean lines of earlier 1950s office building architecture. The Salvation Army now uses it for offices, although the building is currently for sale. The expansion and growth of medical facilities near the building raises the threat that this mid-century gem could be razed for new development.
UPDATE: The building has sold to a developer who demolished the building in 2019 to construct a new one on the site. A portion of the facade screen has been donated to the Park and Recreation Department for reuse in a city park.
Above photos by Michael Cagle.