Tuesday, February 10, 2015


105 Years of Tallness

One of my favorite sights in Waco was the 22-story ALICO Building, which is by far the tallest buidling in town.  The remarkable thing is that it has held that status for 105 years, since it was constructed in 1910.  What other town has had the same tallest building for over a century?

Downtown Waco was rocked by a tornado in 1953; 114 people died, 2,000 cars were destroyed, and most of the businesses in downtown were wrecked.  The ALICO survived, though, as it swayed several feet but held strong in the end.  

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