Historic Preservation

Sustainable Development and Construction - Current Planning​


Allen Building

1700 Commerce Street

The Allen Building was constructed in 1926 and originally built as a hotel by Dallas County Judge Archibald C. Allen and the Allen Investment Company. The primary entrance on Ervay Street consists of two round arches that extend to the second floor and are flanked by three decorative shields. The use of contrasting materials visually divides the building into three parts - the base floors (1-4), the shaft (5-17), and capital (18th floor) - and was typical of the Commercial Style of architecture. 

Ordinance #29846

Designations:  Dallas Landmark

Further Research:
Allen Building Landmark Nomination Form