Identify E. Davis Wilcox Mid-Century Modern Buildings: Win a family membership in Historic Tyler and $50

Published on Saturday, 17 May 2014 21:22 - Written by From Staff Reports

Historic Tyler is holding a photo identification contest that draws attention to Mid-Century Modern design.

Mid-Century Modern was a style popular from about 1940 to 1980. It is characterized by large windows, flat planes, open spaces, simplicity and integration with nature.

Here are eight photos (two of the photos are inside) showing portions of buildings in Tyler designed by architect E. Davis Wilcox that feature Mid-Century Modern design. Buildings 1 to 3 are commercial and buildings 4 to 8 are homes, according to information from Historic Tyler Inc.

To enter the contest, identify the building in each photograph by its current name or address, and submit answers to Historic Tyler Inc., P.O. Box 6774, Tyler, 75711; or send an email to

Entries must be submitted by the end of day on June 11. The entry with the most correct answers will be awarded a family membership in Historic Tyler Inc. and $50. If there is a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner.

The contest is being held in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual National Preservation Week observation. The theme of the observance is “New Age Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage.”