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Architecture of 508
508 Park is a marvelous example of a Zig Zag Moderne building. As one of the few remaining such buildings—and probably the best example of this design in Dallas--508 Park has great architectural significance. Designed by the New Orleans firm,Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth, they also designed the Louisiana State Capitol.
Photo: Alan Govenar
Detail at the entry surround, illustrating multiple layers of the facade in brick, cast stone relief and three colors of natural stone. The repeated stair-step profiles, complex layering and scalloped detail above the building address are characteristic of Zig Zag Moderne.
A detail view of the top of the entry tower showing the stepped and layered facade, with cast stone bas relief panels suggesting the Garden of Eden. Curtains in the stair-stepped panel above the narrow window reveal a mother and baby bird. Abstract natural and vegetable motifs are common in Art Deco architecture.