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The World’s Littlest Skyscraper: Did This Texas Town Fall for a Big Con?

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Since it was such a local embarrassment, the world’s littlest skyscraper was practically abandoned and went into disrepair at the close of the oil boom and the start of the Great Depression. Decades would pass before a variety of tenants would occupy the space. Then, in 2000, it was purchased by Marvin Groves Electric for the sum of $3,748. The local company restored the structure at a cost of $250K, making it a permanent component of the city’s Depot Square Historic District. Today, it still stands tall-ish, hosting tenants and remaining a remnant of the rapid growth in Texas.

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