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Beaux Arts, 1903. Located at Main, Commerce, and Akard, the Wilson Building was said to be the finest office building south of St. Louis. Eight stories high, it is now loft apartments. When first opened it was occupied on the first floor by Titche-Goettinger Department store, and the offices on the upper floors were occupied by various business people, doctors, oilmen, and lawyers. For many years the first floor was occupied by the H. L. Green store; however, it has closed. It was named after its original owner, J. B. Wilson, who owned the Dallas Consolidated Electric Street Railway Co., one of several streetcar companies operating lines in the early part of the century. The architects were from Ft. Worth - Sanguinet and Staats It is one of the few remaining skyscrapers of the Victorian "banded" design in which each floor is treated as a separate decorative unit.
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