Clarke & Courts Building

Clarke & Courts Building, Harlingen, 1951, Cocke, Bowman & York

An example of Cocke, Bowman & York’s ingenious pragmatism is the Clarke & Courts Building in downtown Harlingen of 1951. Rather than conventional brick-framed display windows, the street front of the building became a single display window, shaded from the southern sun by an aluminum outrigger brise-soleil that also shaded the sidewalk in front of the building.

Text and top Photo by Stephen Fox.

Building in January 2014

Building in January 2014

Clarke & Courts Bldg



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