Tax Credit Program Highlight: W.D. McFarlin Building

Plano, Collin County



Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Historic Use

Drug store

Current Use

Bar and restaurant

Total Rehabilitation Cost


Qualified Rehabilitation Expenses


Date Certified

July 21, 2017


Certified for state credits only.


The current W.D. McFarlin building replaced an older building which burned in 1895. McFarlin, the building’s then-owner, rebuilt using bricks salvaged from the first building. The building was leased to multiple drug store tenants over the years, during the McFarlin family’s ownership, which lasted until 1950. The building has also housed grocery and dry goods stores. The first floor currently houses a popular bar and restaurant. The second floor, which only extends over the front half of the building, is used for office space. Although the masonry has been painted, the building retains high historic integrity with most of its original storefront.

Rehabilitation Project

The building’s owner utilized the state tax credits to replace the building’s roof, non-historic windows on the rear of the second floor, and undertake some minor interior repairs. Future projects may include repairing the storefront and repainting the exterior brick.

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  • The main section of the McFarlin Building's roof, with new TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing. TPO roofs are known for being easy to install and providing high energy efficiency.