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Streamline Moderne
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Merle Norman Building
In 1936, Merle Norman had this building remodeled to serve as headquarters for her cosmetic business. The style is both Streamline Moderne and Art Deco, with an “ocean-liner” tower and a wave motif in its ornamental trim.

The unique exterior design was created by H. G. Thursby. The building initially was the Merle Norman Cosmetics Plant. Norman Place , the short street between the Merle Norman building and the library, was originally Sand Street .

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Merle Norman Building, 2525 Main Street (1983 Photograph)


Merle Norman building, 2525 Main Street (1996 Photograph)

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