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First Wichita Building

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Identification

First Wichita Building
Bob Waggoner Building, First Wichita National Bank
128153

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
aluminum
light blue dark blue
modernism

Usages

commercial office
service branch(es)

Facts

  • The building was originally built as the 7-story Bob Waggoner Building with exterior finishes of brick and marble.
  • Five floors and the blue aluminum siding were added in 1960.
  • A subtle difference in window size is evident between the original and the newer construction.
  • The building's clock and temperature display was added to the roof in 1977.
  • Locally, the building has been given the nickname of "Big Blue," owing to the size and color of the structure.
  • In 2017, blue lighting was added to the edges of the building, capitalizing on the structure's identity in the area.

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Location

711-721 Scott Street
712-724 8th Street
719 Scott Avenue
76301
Wichita Falls
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

154.94 ft
12
1919
1920
1960
3

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
  • Ornamental illumination is installed
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