Tower Petroleum Building

Tower Petroleum Building
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Facade of the Tower Petroleum Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 1907 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas, United States
Coordinates 32°46′51″N 96°47′49″W / 32°46′51″N 96°47′49″W / 32.780843; -96.796808
Opening 1931
Roof 315 ft (96 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Mark Lemmon

The Tower Petroleum Building (also known as The Tower Building) is a historic Art Deco Skyscraper located at 1907 Elm Street in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. The tower, a contributing property in the Harwood Historic District, features Zig-zag Moderne styling and was designed by architect Mark Lemmon.


The Tower Petroleum Building features Zig-zag Moderne motifs, one of the few buildings left in Downtown Dallas which features such designs. The building's facade is clad in limestone and has green spandrels panels between the windows. [1] The upper floors of the building are set back twice from the shaft of the building starting with a three story set back from the 19th floor. At the 22nd floor, the top sets back again and this section is 2 stories in height. These setbacks occur on three sides of the building. [1]

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