Kirby Building

Busch–Kirby Building
Dallas Kirby Building 1.jpg
Busch-Kirby Building in 2009
Busch–Kirby Building is located in Texas
Busch–Kirby Building
Busch–Kirby Building
Busch–Kirby Building is located in the US
Busch–Kirby Building
Busch–Kirby Building
Location1501-1509 Main Street
Dallas, Texas
Coordinates32°46′51″N 96°47′58″W / 32°46′51″N 96°47′58″W / 32.78083; -96.79944
Part of#04000894[1])
NRHP reference #80004489[1] (original)
96001015[1] (increase)
RTHL #6608
DLMK #H/37
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 4, 1980
Boundary increaseSeptember 12, 1996
Designated CPAugust 11, 2006
Designated RTHL1988
Designated DLMKSeptember 30, 1987[2]

The Kirby Building, historically known as the Busch Building, is a 17-story skyscraper in the Main Street District of Downtown Dallas.[3] 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.

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