Proudly built to be the largest building in Texas, the original Montgomery Ward store and catalog building was completed in 1928 and quickly became a nationally recognized architectural icon.

People marveled at the Mission Revival architecture with its graceful rhythmic beauty, stunning windows and 12-inch solid concrete walls. Built with quality craftsmanship, impossible to replicate economically in today’s world, it withstood the 1949 flood and a tornado in 2000, a testament to the powerful strength of this historical icon.

The Montgomery Ward Company ceased operations in 2001, and in 2004 the building was purchased in order to be converted into the Montgomery Plaza luxury residential community.