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builder of the August
Building, and head of
the big August clothing
store, has been instrugusts
m a mental in giving Fort
Worth its largest building and incidentally
the finest theater building
in the Southwest. Buying the site
of the August building over four
years ago, he, with his brother,
Larry August, first planned to erect
merely a three-story building. Arrangements,
then, were made to put
up the theater, and before work was
begun upon it, it was decided to add
the larger office building. The result
was the August building, with
its 1,650,000 cubic feet of space. It
houses not only the Majestic Theater,
but also the general offices of the
Rock Island Railroad, occupying the
four-story part, and the general offices
of the Frrsco System, using the
three-story section. It represents a
Fort Worth investment of more than
half a million. Both this and the
big August store are Fort Worth
affairs that have engaged Mr. August's
attention. A native of Germany,
he came to Texas over twentyseven
years ago and located here
with his older brother, L. August.
He attended school here and took a
business course in Pruitt's Business
College. Later he became a member
of the August firm, which became
known as A. & L. August. He now
has complete charge of the Fort
Worth business, L. August looking
after their interests in New York.
Mr. August is the son of Jacob and
Rosina August, both natives of Germany.
He married Miss Hattie Baum,
formerly of Charlotte, Mich. He is
a member of the River Crest Country
Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the
Ad Men's Club and the Knights of
Pythias. He is a director in the
Texas State Bank.
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