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429 Murray Street

429 Murray Street

Originally built as Rapides Savings and Loan Association in 1968, this Postmodern structure stands out in Alexandria’s downtown landscape due to its unique exaggerated, sculptural design, conceived by the architectural firm of Barron, Heinberg, and Brocato. The two story portion of the building that fronts Murray St. was constructed in the 1960s, replacing a Gulf Service Station. The tall, glass wall portion was added in the early 1970s. It became Louisiana Savings Association in the late 1970s and currently serves as office space. This is an example of Postmodern architecture in that it is functional yet defies conventional building design with its almost triangular, prismatic shape, and primarily reflective steel frame and plate glass wall construction. The two-story portion of the building that fronts Murray St. is significantly shorter than the glass wall portion.

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