Tax Credit Program Highlight: 614 7th Street

Wichita Falls, Wichita County



Listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Depot Square Historic District

Historic Use


Current Use


Date Certified

June 3, 2019


Also certified for federal historic tax credits.

Project Contact

Upstate Ireland, LLC; Post Oak Preservation Solutions


The Depot Square Historic District in Wichita Falls served as an important regional civic and commercial center from the late-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. As the region’s central railroad hub, the surrounding buildings’ architectural designs reflect the city’s development and commercial progress. One such property at 614 7th Street epitomizes the district’s development. The red brick front support wall is set on an iron railing above the foundation, with detailed transoms, display windows, and brick lentils. Like other buildings in the district, 614 7th Street had been altered with a stucco finish in an attempt to modernize at the turn of the century. Over its long history, 614 7th functioned as a saloon, barbershop, dry goods and clothing store, and a café.

Rehabilitation Project

614 7th Street had changed little over time, despite the many businesses that came and went, though it did suffer from deterioration. Cast iron storefront columns had been partially covered and were unveiled as part of the current rehabilitation. Historic transom windows were retained and repaired while the rest of the storefront was rebuilt in a compatible design. Masonry repairs were required throughout the building, requiring the removal and replacement of damaged stucco, which is likely not original to the building but would be difficult to fully remove. Side windows were reopened and a new entrance added to the rear. On the interior, the pressed metal ceiling and plaster walls were restored. A bathroom was added, along with mechanical and electrical systems. The interior will be finished out for use as a wine bar, retaining a large open area and new wine storage.


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  • Before the rehabilitation was undertaken, the building had an unattractive storefront and was clearly abandoned.