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The architecture in Corpus Christi is a mix of old Spanish-style buildings dating back to the city's early days, modern downtown skyscrapers, and more common multi-use office and retail structures. Some of Corpus Christi's most distinctive architecture can be found in it old downtown. Among the notable buildings there is the Old Nueces County Courthouse built in 1914. This Spanish neoclassical building was constructed to replace an older building which was built in 1876. The Courthouse was used up until 1977 and is now undergoing restoration.
The Simon Gugenheim House in Corpus Christi's Heritage Park is an a good example of Texas Victorian architecture. This home, built in 1905 for local businessman Simon Gugenheim and his wife, was donated to the Park and relocated there in 1977 where it now serves as office space.
Another notable Corpus Christi building is the Dallas Hotel. This attractive Spanish-style building was built in 1914 and served as the area's first Vaudeville theatre. Later it became a grocery store and hotel with the store on the first floor and the hotel rooms above.