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Built in 1968 as Rapides Savings and Loan Association, the postmodern structure stands out in the downtown Alexandria
   landscape. Its unique and exaggerated sculptural design was conceived by the architectural firm of Barron, Heinburg and Brocato.
   The two-story portion of the building facing Murray Street was constructed in the 1960s and replaced a Gulf Service Station on that
   site. The tall, glass wall portion was added in the early 1970s. It was occupied by Louisiana Savings Association in the late 1970s.
   The building is currently used as office space.
   This is an example of postmodern architecture in that it is functional yet defies conventional building design with its almost
   triangular, prismatic shape and primarily reflective streel frame and plate glass wall construction. The two-story portion of the
   building facing Murray Street is significantly shorter than the glass wall portion.

           Architectural drawing by Keith LaCour

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