Best Style Clash

Lemens Finance/Clements Building

Lemens' tiny building juts out from the much, much larger Clements Building that houses the Attorney General and staff, because owner Vernon Lemens would not yield to development pressure in the Eighties. The contrast between the modest brick structure and the overwrought postmodern monolith behind it perfectly symbolizes what went wrong during the previous real estate boom.

William P. Clements Jr. State Building
300 W. 15th, 512/495-9313

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