Details for Alico Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309000118


Marker Number 118
Atlas Number 5309000118
Marker Title Alico Building
Index Entry Alico Building
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 681568
UTM Northing 3488263
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; buildings; Beaux Arts; commercial buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 425 Austin Ave. (4th Austin), Waco
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Designed and built by Sanguinet & Staats and Roy E. Lane, the 22-story home office of the Amicable Liife Insurance Co. was erected in 1911 as publicity for the new firm. The structure's Beaux Arts styling features rich terra cotta details on the top four floors. For many years the tallest building in the southwest, it withstood the 1953 Waco tornado. Today the Alico Building serves as a landmark in Waco and as a reminder of the city's early economic growth. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982

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