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OUR HISTORY

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it"  - Amelia Earhart

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STORY OF THE
PURSE BUILDING

This 6-story Chicago Italianate style building was originally used by the Parlin and Orendorff Implement Company, who sold agricultural implements.  The building was the only one in the city with a cast iron facade.  In 1928, Hall and Purse Co. became the main tenant, and the company later changes its name to the Purse & Company Wholesale Furniture.  

The building, listed on the National Register, has been vacant since 1994.  Dallas County was the last tenant, having bought the building in 1978.