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
1,396
Residential Buildings
650
Hotel Buildings
510
Medical Buildings
455
Municipal Buildings
436
Church Buildings
432
Recreation Buildings
156
School Building, Iraan, Texas
136
Public Library, Abilene, Texas
91
High School, Big Lake, Texas
89
High School Building, Monahans, Texas
75
Hendrick Home for Children, Abilene, Texas
72
Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas
64
Abilene Country Club, Abilene, Texas
52
Hotel for the Settles, Big Spring, Texas
51
Grace Hotel, Abilene, Texas
49
Hotel in Abilene, Texas
49
Abilene State Hospital, Abilene, Texas
46
Radford Hotel, Abilene, Texas
46
High School, Haskell, Texas
45
University Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas
45
Scharbauer Hotel Midland, Texas
44
High School Gymnasium, Ozona, Texas
41
Breckenridge Hotel, Breckenridge, Texas
40
Irion County Courthouse, Mertzon, Texas
39
Hospital Building, Midland, Texas
38
First Baptist Church, Breckenridge, 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
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
City Hall, Abilene, Texas
27
High School, McCamey, Texas
27
High School, Ballinger, Texas
26
High School, Fort Stockton, Texas
26
Ward School, Ranger, Texas
26
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
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
High School Gymnasium, Eldorado, Texas
23
Taylor County Jail, Abilene, Texas
23
Hospital Building, Spur, Texas
22
School Building, Kermit, Texas
22
Professional Building, Abilene, Texas
21
Bryan Air Force Base Housing, Texas
20
First Baptist Church, Olney, 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
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
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
Abilene Medical & Surgical Clinic Office, Abilene, Texas
15
Baptist Church, Sterling City, Texas
15
First Baptist Church, Big Lake, 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
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
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
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
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
Crippled Children's Center, Abilene, Texas
11
Elementary School Building, Anson, Texas
11
First Methodist Episcopal Church, De Leon, 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
City Auditorium, Stamford, Texas
10
City Hall and Fire Station, Olney, Texas
10
College Heights Baptist Church, Abilene, 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
Manley Residence, Abilene, Texas
10
Methodist Church, Loraine, Texas
10
School Building, Ira, Texas
10
Barnett Residence, Abilene, Texas
9
Brooks Residence, Breckenridge, 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
School Building, Nolan County, Texas
9
Stith Residence, Abilene, Texas
9
Ward School, De Leon, Texas
9
Wooten Hotel, Abilene, Texas
9
Chappell Duplex, Abilene, Texas
8
Community Church, Kermit, Texas
8
Electric House Beautiful, Abilene, Texas
8
First Methodist Church, Anson, 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
Martin Residence, San Saba, Texas
8
Paxton Residence, Abilene, Texas
8
Pyron Consolidated County Line Rural High School, Pyron, Texas
8
School Auditorium, Blanket, Texas
8
School Cafeteria, Big Lake, Texas
8
Bryant Residence, Midland, Texas
7
Bunkley Residence, Stamford, 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
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
Walters Residence, Abilene, Texas
7
Bynum Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
City Hall and Fire Station, Big Lake, Texas
6
Department of Agriculture, Abilene, Texas
6
Episcopal Church, Abilene, Texas
6
Grade School, Knox City, Texas
6
Hartman Hotel, Cisco, Texas
6
High School, Mullin, Texas
6
Llano Hotel, Midland, Texas
6
Maxwell Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
Nurses' Home, Stamford, Texas
6
Pittard Residence, Anson, Texas
6
Sayles Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
School Building Alterations, Royston, Texas
6
School Building Remodel, Anson, Texas
6
Stephens Residence, Abilene, Texas
6
Sullivan Residence, Dallas, Texas
6
Union High School, Callahan County, Texas
6
Activity Building, Haskell, Texas
5
Alexander Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Behrens Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Dean Residence, Ranger, Texas
5
Elementary School Alterations, Ozona, Texas
5
Field House, Winters, Texas
5
First Methodist Church, McCaulley, Texas
5
Garrett Residence, Ranger, Texas
5
Gooch Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
High School Building Proposal, Monahans, Texas
5
Hotel for Sam Primm and Tom Byrne, Dublin, Texas
5
Masonic Hall, Breckenridge, Texas
5
McDaniel Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Powell Residence, Tuscola, 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
Travis Residence, Abilene, Texas
5
Breihan Residence, Abilene, Texas
4
Callan Residence, Rotan, Texas
4
Clinic Building, Abilene, Texas
4
Guitar Residence, Colorado, Texas
4
McGehee Residence, Big Spring, Texas
4
Methodist Church, Merkel, Texas
4
Pope Duplex, 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
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
Elementary School Building Addition, Munday, Texas
3
Elementary School Building Remodel, Merkel, Texas
3
Fire Station, Merkel, Texas
3
Fraser Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Garage Building, Albany, Texas
3
Grandstand and Baseball Park, Ranger, Texas
3
High School Gymnasium, Anson, Texas
3
Langston Residence, Ranger, Texas
3
Penick Cottage, Stamford, Texas
3
Pitzer Residence, Breckenridge, Texas
3
School Building, Goldthwaite, Texas
3
Show Arena, Eldorado, Texas
3
Stevenson Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Winkler County Jail, Kermit, Texas
3
Woods Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Wooten Residence, Abilene, Texas
3
Apartment House, Abilene, Texas
2
B. Davis Residence, Abilene, Texas
2
Building for Dan P. English, Kermit, 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
High School Building Proposal, Novice, Texas
2
High School Gymnasium Repairs, Paint Rock, Texas
2
High School Gymnasium, Noodle, Texas
2
Lester Residence, Eldorado, Texas
2
Majestic Theater, Abilene, Texas
2
Mitchell County Courthouse, Gail, Texas
2
National Builder Homes
2
Nurses' Home, Midland, Texas
2
Ozona Elementary School
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
Brook Hollow Shopping Center
1
Brook Hollow Shopping Center, Texas
1
Brook Hollow, Texas
1
Civic Center, Abilene, Texas
1
Cockrell Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Community Building, Olney, Texas
1
Dugan Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Edgar Duffy Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Electrical Notes
1
Elementary School Building, Seminole, Texas
1
Health Clinic, Abilene, Texas
1
High School Building, Wylie, Texas
1
Johnson Residence, Abilene, Texas
1
Recreational Facilities, Abilene, Texas
1
Runnels County Jail, Ballinger, Texas
1
School Building, Abilene, Texas
1
Shopping Buildings
1
Shopping Centers
1
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Breckenridge, Texas
1
St. Joachim Catholic Church, Clyde, Texas
1
Wiley Residence, Abilene, Texas
1