David S. Castle Architectural Drawings

About the Collection

The David S. Castle Collection contains over 6,500 pages of architectural drawings and blue prints created primarily during the first half of the 20th century. Established in Abilene in 1915, the David S. Castle Company became an extremely successful architecture firm and was responsible for designing many building landmarks in West Texas during the 1920s and 30s.

Some Castle buildings are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Although the majority of Castle’s constructions were in Abilene and Midland, he worked extensively throughout West Texas creating plans for schools, courthouses, churches, hospitals, hotels, shopping centers, and movie theaters – with many of these buildings still in use today.



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School Buildings
1,727
Commercial Buildings
1,039
Residential Buildings
823
Hotel Buildings
519
Medical Buildings
511
Municipal Buildings
436
Church Buildings
432
Office Buildings
312
Military Buildings
226
Recreation Buildings
156
School Building, Iraan, Texas
136
High School Building, Abilene, Texas
128
Bryan Air Force Base Housing, Texas
109
Hendrick Home for Children, Abilene, Texas
107
Public Library, Abilene, Texas
91
High School, Big Lake, Texas
89
Veterans Housing, Abilene, Texas
84
High School Building, Monahans, Texas
75
Abilene State Hospital, Abilene, Texas
67
Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas
64
Abilene Country Club, Abilene, Texas
52
Hotel for the Settles, Big Spring, Texas
51
Elementary School Building, Abilene, Texas
50
Grace Hotel, Abilene, Texas
49
Hotel in Abilene, Texas
49
First National Bank, Abilene, Texas
48
Radford Hotel, Abilene, Texas
46
High School, Haskell, Texas
45
University Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas
45
Cisco Banking Company, Cisco, Texas
44
Mobilization Buildings
44
Scharbauer Hotel Midland, Texas
44
High School Gymnasium, Ozona, Texas
41
Breckenridge Hotel, Breckenridge, Texas
40
McClure Machinery Company, Abilene, Texas
40
Irion County Courthouse, Mertzon, Texas
39
Hospital Building, Midland, Texas
38
Junior High School Building, Abilene, Texas
38
West Texas Utilities Office, Abilene, Texas
37
First Baptist Church, Breckenridge, Texas
36
Sandefer Building, Abilene, Texas
36
State Epileptic Colony, Abilene, Texas
36
Hamilton Hospital, Olney, Texas
34
Sanitarium Building, Stamford, Texas
34
B.P.O.E. Club Building, Dallas, Texas
32
Cooley Office Building, Big Spring, Texas
32
School Buildings, Eldorado, Texas
32
Abilene Womans Club Building, Abilene, Texas
31
Elementary School & Gymnasium, Winters, Texas
30
Paramount Hotel, Ranger, Texas
30
Mitchell County Courthouse, Colorado City, Texas
29
Green Oaks Nursing Home, Abilene, Texas
28
Highland Methodist Church, Odessa, Texas
28
Bank And Office Building, Brownwood, Texas
27
City Hall, Abilene, Texas
27
High School, McCamey, Texas
27
Abilene Printing Company Building, Abilene, Texas
26
High School, Ballinger, Texas
26
High School, Fort Stockton, Texas
26
Prairie Oil and Gas Company Office, Eastland, Texas
26
Ward School, Ranger, Texas
26
Farmers and Merchants Bank, Abilene, Texas
25
First Christian Church, Abilene, Texas
25
First Presbyterian Church, Abilene, Texas
25
Holy Trinity Parish School Building, Dallas, Texas
25
Radford Residence, Abilene, Texas
25
Superior Oil Company Office, Midland, Texas
25
Elementary School, Fort Stockton, Texas
24
First Methodist Church, Monahans, Texas
24
Gilbert Building, Sweetwater, Texas
24
High School Building, Pecos, Texas
24
High School, Eastland, Texas
24
Hotel in Weatherford, Texas
24
Hudson Residence, Pecos, Texas
24
Reagan County Courthouse, Big Lake, Texas
24
Ward Schools, Abilene, Texas
24
High School Gymnasium, Eldorado, Texas
23
Taylor County Jail, Abilene, Texas
23
Hospital Building, Spur, Texas
22
School Building, Kermit, Texas
22
Five Story Store And Office Building, Coleman, Texas
21
Permian Building, Midland, Texas
21
Professional Building, Abilene, Texas
21
Abilene Improvement Company Store and Garage, Abilene, Texas
20
First Baptist Church, Olney, Texas
20
Garage Building, Abilene, Texas
20
High School Building Addition, Merkel, Texas
20
High School Building, Midland, Texas
20
High School Gymnasium Proposal, Ozona, Texas
20
Hotel Building, Breckenridge, Texas
20
Hotel Building, Gorman, Texas
20
Radford-Clinton Building, Abilene, Texas
20
Rhodes & Chapple Office, Midland, Texas
20
Thomas Office, Midland, Texas
20
Elmwood West Medical Center Office, Abilene, Texas
19
First Baptist Church, Rule, Texas
19
High School Building, Kermit, Texas
19
High School, Knox City, Texas
19
Sanitarium Building, Lamesa, Texas
19
Breckenridge Municipal Building, Breckenridge, Texas
18
Business Building, Abilene, Texas
18
College Heights Grade School Building, Abilene, Texas
18
Consolidated Community School Building, Monahans, Texas
18
Grade School, Haskell, Texas
18
High School, Archer City, Texas
18
Hotel for Frank Roberts, San Angelo, Texas
18
Middleton Residence, Abilene, Texas
18
R. G. Davis Residence, Abilene, Texas
18
Borden County Courthouse, Gail, Texas
17
Castle Residence, Abilene, Texas
17
Elementary School Building, Monahans, Texas
17
High School Building Alterations, Munday, Texas
17
High School Gymnasium, Big Lake, Texas
17
Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas
17
Bacon Residence, Abilene, Texas
16
Elliott Hotel, Odessa, Texas
16
High School Building, Rotan, Texas
16
Masonic Building, Abilene, Texas
16
School Building Addition, Mentone, Texas
16
Store Building, Abilene, Texas
16
Abilene Medical & Surgical Clinic Office, Abilene, Texas
15
Baptist Church, Sterling City, Texas
15
Business Building, Ranger, Texas
15
First Baptist Church, Big Lake, Texas
15
Hartman Hotel, Cisco, Texas
15
Hotel for Ada McLemore, Albany, Texas
15
Prairie Oil & Gas Co. Cottage, Ranger, Texas
15
School Building, Girard, Texas
15
School Building, Spur, Texas
15
Abilene State School, Abilene, Texas
14
Apartment House for Anne D'Spain, Abilene, Texas
14
Elliott Funeral Home, Abilene, Texas
14
First Methodist Church, Ballinger, Texas
14
Iraan High School Addition, Iraan, Texas
14
Reagan County Hospital, Big Lake, Texas
14
Sheppard Residence, Abilene, Texas
14
Swenson Residence, Stamford, Texas
14
Baptist Church, Ranger, Texas
13
Breckenridge Courthouse, Breckenridge, Texas
13
Central Christian Church, Stamford, Texas
13
City Hall and Fire Station, Stamford, Texas
13
Coke County Courthouse, Texas
13
First Christian Church, Lufkin, Texas
13
Frost Residence, Eastland, Texas
13
Garden City High School, Garden City, Texas
13
Headquarters Building, Merkel, Texas
13
Higginbotham Residence, Abilene, Texas
13
High School Building, Paint Rock, Texas
13
Moore Residence, Hamlin, Texas
13
School Building Alterations, Silver, Texas
13
Stamford Inn, Stamford, Texas
13
Weltman's Store, Abilene, Texas
13
Alexander Bank Building, Abilene, Texas
12
Brook Hollow Shopping Center, Abilene, Texas
12
Business Building, Big Spring, Texas
12
Campbell Residence, Abilene, Texas
12
Elementary School, Big Lake, Texas
12
Ely Residence, Abilene, Texas
12
Field House, Kermit, Texas
12
Fuller Residence, Snyder, Texas
12
High School Gymnasium, Hawley, Texas
12
School Building, Pecos County, Texas
12
School Improvements, Blanket, Texas
12
Snodgrass Residence, Midland, Texas
12
Abercrombie Residence, Archer City, Texas
11
Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas
11
Apartment for A. W. Wible, Dallas, Texas
11
Aycock Residence, Sweetwater, Texas
11
Caton Residence, Eastland, Texas
11
City Hall, Hamlin, Texas
11
City Hall, Strawn, Texas
11
Colorado National Bank, Colorado, Texas
11
Crippled Children's Center, Abilene, Texas
11
Elementary School Building, Anson, Texas
11
F & M State Bank, Ranger, Texas
11
First Methodist Episcopal Church, De Leon, Texas
11
Haskell National Bank, Haskell, Texas
11
High School Building, Rule, Texas
11
Masonic Temple, Ranger, Texas
11
McMurry President's Home, Abilene, Texas
11
Over Residence, Abilene, Texas
11
School Building, Big Lake, Texas
11
School Building, Hermleigh, Texas
11
Warehouse, Cisco, Texas
11
Binswanger Glass Company Building, Abilene, Texas
10
City Auditorium, Stamford, Texas
10
City Hall and Fire Station, Olney, Texas
10
College Heights Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas
10
Drug Store, Odessa, Texas
10
Edgar Davis Residence, Abilene, Texas
10
First Baptist Church, Albany, Texas
10
Goodloe Residence, Abilene, Texas
10
High School, Blackwell, Texas
10
Hotel for Bob Evans, Dublin, Texas
10
Hotel for I. G. Yates, Rankin, Texas
10
Junior High School, Eastland, Texas
10
Locust Ward School, Abilene, Texas
10
Manley Residence, Abilene, Texas
10
Methodist Church, Loraine, Texas
10
School Building, Ira, Texas
10
Snyder National Bank, Snyder, Texas
10
Taylor Telephone Incorporated, Merkel, Texas
10
Taystee Baking Company Building, Abilene, Texas
10
Abell Department Store, Midland, Texas
9
Barnett Residence, Abilene, Texas
9
Brooks Residence, Breckenridge, Texas
9
First National Bank, Munday, Texas
9
First National Bank, Pecos, Texas
9
First State Bank Building, Big Springs, Texas
9
Foster Residence, Kent, Texas
9
Hermleigh High School, Hermleigh, Texas
9
High School Building Addition, Rule, Texas
9
McRae Residence, Eastland, Texas
9
Oldham Residence, Abilene, Texas
9
Perrin Air Force Base, Sherman, Texas
9
Premium Finance Company Office, Amarillo, Texas
9
School Building, Nolan County, Texas
9
Skelly Oil Company Office, Midland, Texas
9
Stith Residence, Abilene, Texas
9
Ward School, De Leon, Texas
9
Water Processing Plant, Abilene, Texas
9
Wooten Hotel, Abilene, Texas
9
Banner Creamery, San Angelo, Texas
8
Binswanger Glass Company, Abilene, Texas
8
Chappell Duplex, Abilene, Texas
8
Chapple Office, Midland, Texas
8
Community Church, Kermit, Texas
8
Electric House Beautiful, Abilene, Texas
8
First Methodist Church, Anson, Texas
8
First National Bank, Olney, Texas
8
George L. Paxton Store, Abilene, Texas
8
Grammar School Building, Munday, Texas
8
Haskell County Hospital, Haskell, Texas
8
Hass Residence, Baird, Texas
8
High School Alterations, Anson, Texas
8
High School Gymnasium, Loraine, Texas
8
J. D. Moore Warehouse, Abilene, Texas
8
Martin Residence, San Saba, Texas
8
Paxton Residence, Abilene, Texas
8
Pyron Consolidated County Line Rural High School, Pyron, Texas
8
Rewco Building Company Office, Tyler, Texas
8
School Auditorium, Blanket, Texas
8
School Cafeteria, Big Lake, Texas
8
School District Warehouse, Abilene, Texas
8
Two Story Business Building, Abilene, Texas
8
Boone & Blocker Garage, Breckenridge, Texas
7
Bryant Residence, Midland, Texas
7
Bunkley Residence, Stamford, Texas
7
Dillingham Ice Cream Building, Abilene, Texas
7
Fairmont Methodist Episcopal Church, Abilene, Texas
7
High School, Albany, Texas
7
High School, Anson, Texas
7
High School, De Leon, Texas
7
Knight Carpet Company Building, Abilene, Texas
7
Light, Power And Ice Plant Building, Cisco, Texas
7
Malcom Shop, Abilene, Texas
7
One-Story Building, Winters, Texas
7
Primm Residence, Dublin, Texas
7
Saint Ann's Hospital, Abilene, Texas
7
School Building Alterations, Big Lake, Texas
7
School Building Remodel, Benjamin, Texas
7
School Building, Lueders, Texas
7
School Building, Oplin, Texas
7
School Cafeteria, Winters, Texas
7
Smith Residence, Abilene, Texas
7
Two Story Business Building, Ranger, Texas
7
Walters Residence, Abilene, Texas
7
A. B. Barrow Store, Snyder, Texas
6
Auto Sales Building, Abilene, Texas
6
Boykin Salesroom, Abilene, Texas
6
Bynum Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
City Hall and Fire Station, Big Lake, Texas
6
City National Bank, Colorado, Texas
6
Department of Agriculture, Abilene, Texas
6
Episcopal Church, Abilene, Texas
6
First National Bank, Baird, Texas
6
First National Ely Bank, Abilene, Texas
6
Garage & Sales Building, Abilene, Texas
6
Garage And Store Building, Ranger, Texas
6
Grade School, Knox City, Texas
6
High School, Mullin, Texas
6
Llano Hotel, Midland, Texas
6
Locker & Cheese Plant, Merkel, Texas
6
Maxwell Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
Nurses' Home, Stamford, Texas
6
Office And Ice Plant Building, Hamlin, Texas
6
One Store Store Building, Coleman, Texas
6
Pittard Residence, Anson, Texas
6
Premium Finance Company Office, Wichita Falls, Texas
6
Robert Mancill Building, Cisco, Texas
6
Sayles Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
School Building Alterations, Royston, Texas
6
School Building Remodel, Anson, Texas
6
Stephens Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
Store And Office Building, Brechenridge, Texas
6
Store Building, Anson, Texas
6
Store Building, Breckenridge, Texas
6
Sullivan Residence, Dallas, Texas
6
Union High School, Callahan County, Texas
6
Warehouse, Abilene, Texas
6
Activity Building, Haskell, Texas
5
Alexander Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Archer Service Station, Abilene, Texas
5
Baker-Campbell Company Store, Munday, Texas
5
Bank Building, Midland, Texas
5
Behrens Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Commercial Building, Odessa, Texas
5
Dean Residence, Ranger, Texas
5
Elementary School Alterations, Ozona, Texas
5
F & M Bank, Ranger, Texas
5
Field House, Winters, Texas
5
First Methodist Church, McCaulley, Texas
5
Garage Building, Albany, Texas
5
Garrett Residence, Ranger, Texas
5
George L. Paxton Garage, Abilene, Texas
5
Gooch Packing Company, Abilene, Texas
5
Gooch Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
High School Building Proposal, Monahans, Texas
5
Hotel for Sam Primm and Tom Byrne, Dublin, Texas
5
J. P. Astin Store, Stamford, Texas
5
Laundry Building, Abilene, Texas
5
Masonic Hall, Breckenridge, Texas
5
McDaniel Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
McMurry College, Abilene, Texas
5
Powell Residence, Tuscola, Texas
5
Premium Finance Company Office, Midland, Texas
5
School Building, Hamlin, Texas
5
School Building, Neinda, Texas
5
School Building, Sedwick, Texas
5
Shop Building, Haskell, Texas
5
Snodgrass Duplex, Coleman, Texas
5
Stamford Steam Laundry, Stamford, Texas
5
Superior Oil Office Building, Midland, Texas
5
Travis Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Two Story Store Building, Abilene, Texas
5
Ware House, Alpine, Texas
5
A Mortuary, Coleman, Texas
4
Breihan Residence, Abilene, Texas
4
Callan Residence, Rotan, Texas
4
Chemical Express, Maryneal, Texas
4
Clinic Building, Abilene, Texas
4
Daxton Building, Abilene, Texas
4
Downtown Abilene, Texas
4
F. & M. Bank, Hamlin, Texas
4
First National Bank Building, Hamlin, Texas
4
Funeral Home, Merrel, Texas
4
Garage And Paint Shop, Coleman, Texas
4
Guitar Residence, Colorado, Texas
4
Higginbotham & Co. Garage, Stephenville, Texas
4
McGehee Residence, Big Spring, Texas
4
Methodist Church, Merkel, Texas
4
Pipkin's Grocery Co, Eastland, Texas
4
Pope Duplex, Abilene, Texas
4
Remodeling Plans, Abilene, Texas
4
Simmons President's Home, Abilene, Texas
4
Taylor County Livestock Exposition Grounds, Abilene, Texas
4
Upshaw Residence, Stamford, Texas
4
Wade Residence, Stamford, Texas
4
Ben E. Keith Co. Garage, Abilene, Texas
3
Bentley Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Boy Scout Swimming Pool, Abilene, Texas
3
Burch Hotel, Breckenridge, Texas
3
Carswell Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Church of the Heavenly Rest, Abilene, Texas
3
Citizens State Bank, Midland, Texas
3
Elementary School Building Addition, Munday, Texas
3
Elementary School Building Remodel, Merkel, Texas
3
Fire Station, Merkel, Texas
3
Fraser Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Fulwiler Electric Company, Abilene, Texas
3
Grandstand and Baseball Park, Ranger, Texas
3
Grocery Building, Eastland, Texas
3
High School Gymnasium, Anson, Texas
3
J. M. Radford Store, Abilene, Texas
3
LA Pires Endowment Corporation Store, Abilene, Texas
3
Langston Residence, Ranger, Texas
3
Penick Cottage, Stamford, Texas
3
Pitzer Residence, Breckenridge, Texas
3
Reporter Building, Abilene, Texas
3
School Building, Goldthwaite, Texas
3
Show Arena, Eldorado, Texas
3
Stevenson Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Valley View Elementary School, Abilene, Texas
3
Vernon Daily Record Building, Vernon, Texas
3
West Texas Utilities Office, Clyde, Texas
3
West Texas Utilities Power Plant, Stamford, Texas
3
Winkler County Jail, Kermit, Texas
3
Woods Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Wooten Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Abilene Industries Machine Shop, Abilene, Texas
2
Apartment House, Abilene, Texas
2
Auto Sales & Service Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2
B. Davis Residence, Abilene, Texas
2
Boykin Shopping Center, Abilene, Texas
2
Building for Dan P. English, Kermit, Texas
2
Campbell Mercantile Co. Store, Munday, Texas
2
Colorado Bank, Colorado, Texas
2
Community Clinic, Abilene, Texas
2
Dr. Guy's Clinic, Big Lake, Texas
2
Elementary School Building, Albany, Texas
2
Elementary School, Iraan, Texas
2
Farmers State Bank, Merkel, Texas
2
First National Bank, Throckmorton, Texas
2
First State Bank Building, Loraine, Texas
2
First State Bank, Big Spring, Texas
2
First State Bank, Loraine, Texas
2
Guaranty State Bank, Stamford, Texas
2
High School Building Proposal, Novice, Texas
2
High School Gymnasium Repairs, Paint Rock, Texas
2
High School Gymnasium, Noodle, Texas
2
J. M. Radford Factory, Abilene, Texas
2
L. W. Jones Building, Rule, Texas
2
Lester Residence, Eldorado, Texas
2
Majestic Theater, Abilene, Texas
2
McCarty Furniture Co, Abilene, Texas
2
Mead's Bakery, Big Spring, Texas
2
Mims Store Front, Texas
2
Minter Dry Goods Company, Abilene, Texas
2
Mitchell County Courthouse, Gail, Texas
2
Monterey Exploration, Midland, Texas
2
Mrs. Bairds Bakery Building, Abilene, Texas
2
National Builder Homes
2
Nurses' Home, Midland, Texas
2
Office And Ice Plant, Munday, Texas
2
Office And Store Building, Haskell, Texas
2
Ozona Elementary School
2
Proposed Super Market, Abilene, Texas
2
Ranch House Motel, Sweetwater, Texas
2
Superior Oil Guest House, Midland, Texas
2
A Tennis Court for Merkel Independent School District, Merkel, Texas
1
Bank Building, Big Spring, Texas
1
Brook Hollow Shopping Center
1
Brook Hollow Shopping Center, Texas
1
Brook Hollow, Texas
1
Business Building, Texas
1
Civic Center, Abilene, Texas
1
Cockrell Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Community Building, Olney, Texas
1
Drug Store, Odessa, Texas: Sheet B
1
Drug Store, Odessty, Texas
1
Dugan Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Edgar Duffy Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Electrical Notes
1
Elementary School Building, Seminole, Texas
1
First National Bank, Baird Texas
1
First National Bank, Hamlin, Texas
1
Five Story Store And Office Building For Messrs. B. C. Howell And Associates, Coleman, Texas
1
Five Story Store And Office Building, Texas
1
Five Story Store, Coleman, Texas
1
Garage Building, Ranger, Texas
1
Guaranty State Bank, Texas
1
Health Clinic, Abilene, Texas
1
Higginbotham & Co. Garage, Texas, Texas
1
High School Building, Wylie, Texas
1
Johnson Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
L. H. Drug Inc., Odessa, Texas
1
Light, Power And Ice Plan Building, Cisco, Texas
1
Midland Petroleum Club Building, Midland, Texas
1
New F & M State Bank, Ranger, Texas
1
Office Arrangements, Abilene, Texas
1
One Story Bakery Building, Big Spring, Texas
1
One Story Store Building, Coleman, Texas
1
Parking Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Paxton Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Pender Building Co., Abilene, Texas
1
Pender Co. Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Pittard Office & Store, Anson, Texas
1
Plans For Remodeling Of Store, Abilene, Texas: Floor Plan
1
Power Plant, Cisco, Texas
1
Proposed Drug Store, Odessa, Texas
1
Proposed Warehouse, Abilene, Texas
1
Recreational Facilities, Abilene, Texas
1
Remodeling Of Store, Abilene, Texas
1
Room Addition, Abilene, Texas
1
Roscoe State Bank, Roscoe, Texas
1
Runnels County Jail, Ballinger, Texas
1
School Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Service Station & Loan Office, Abilene, Texas
1
Shopping Buildings
1
Shopping Centers
1
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Breckenridge, Texas
1
St. Joachim Catholic Church, Clyde, Texas
1
Store Room, Abilene, Texas
1
Storefront, Abilene, Texas
1
Taylor Electric Co-op Inc., Abilene, Texas
1
Taylor Electrical Co-op, Abilene, Texas
1
Two Story Business Building, Texas
1
Vernon Daily Record Newspaper Building, Vernon, Texas
1
Warehouse Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Warehouse, Dallas, Texas
1
West Texas Utilities Co. Garage, Stamford, Texas
1
West Texas Utilities Co. Property, Stamford, Texas
1
Wiley Residence, Abilene, Texas
1