Rich In History...
The historic SPJST Building was built in 1929, the end of the roaring twenties - marked by the Wall Street Crash which started The Great Depression. The building was structurally designed to carry an additional two stories, and the original elevator shaft was extended to prepare for this increase. Its steel-reinforced concrete construction was conceived to eliminate interior columns for easy use of floor space.
The interior floor-to-ceiling height is 16' on the first floor, and 11'2" on all the upper floors, allowing tall loft spaces on every floor and abundant natural light from the 8' tall windows.
This newly renovated space will have a retail center on the first floor and 5 floors of apartment homes. The roof will be decked out with a water feature for future residents to relax, catch some sun, and bathe in the 2" water pool.
Just east of Belton Lake, Temple offers lake views and aquatic outdoor recreational opportunities. The Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport resides in town, as well as community parks and golf courses. The Sammons Golf Links is a great community spot, as well as the Wildflower Country Club, offering its members championship golf, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fine dining.
Founded as a railroad town in 1881, residents enjoy the historical significance of Temple’s railroads. Be sure to visit the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum in the city’s historic Santa Fe Depot to explore the history of working and traveling on the railroad. Enjoy the nearby Summer Fun Water Park on Waco Road for slides, lazy river, pools, and more summer fun.