Details for Busch-Kirby Building (Atlas Number 5113006608)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006608


Marker Number 6608
Atlas Number 5113006608
Marker Title Busch-Kirby Building
Index Entry Busch-Kirby Building
Address 1509 Main St.
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705888
UTM Northing 3629255
Subject Codes buildings; commercial buildings; design and construction; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Adolphus Busch had this building constructed in 1913 as a complementary retail and office facility for his nearby Adolphus Hotel. It was acquired by the Kirby Investment Company in 1919. Designed by the St. Louis architectural firm of Barnett, Hayes & Barnett, in association with the Dallas firm of Lang and Witchell, it features a strong vertical emphasis with Gothic pinnacles and spires highlighting the top, and fine terra cotta details. RTHL - 1988