Kirby Building

Busch Building
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The Busch-Kirby Building
Kirby Building is located in Texas
Kirby Building
Kirby Building is located in the US
Kirby Building
Location1501-1509 Main Street
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates32°46′51.10″N 96°47′57.82″W / 32°46′51.10″N 96°47′57.82″W / 32.7808611; -96.7993944
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectLang & Witchell
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #96001015[1]
RTHL #6608 13284
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 4, 1980
Designated RTHL1988
Designated DLMKSeptember 28, 1987

The Kirby Building, historically known as the Busch Building, is a 17-story skyscraper in the Main Street District of Downtown Dallas.[2] The structure was completed in 1913 by beer magnate Adolphus Busch to accompany his nearby Hotel Adolphus. The building became vacant with many older buildings during the economic downturn of the 1980s. While the building was symbolic of downtown's crash in the 1980s, it also served as a symbol of the start of the resurrection as it became the first high-rise to be converted from office use to residential apartments. The structure is a Dallas Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ GmbH, Emporis. "Kirby Building Lofts, Dallas | 118431 | EMPORIS". Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
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