By October of 1921, nearly two years into their venture, American Printing in Temple, Texas had already added office furniture and supplies to their printing services.
The Temple Daily Telegram published a special page on the opening of the new Frank Doering building at the corner of North Third and West Adams in downtown Temple. This impressive brick structure housed the Doering Motor Company’s new showroom, and a Texaco service station at the street level.
Surrounding the story and photo, were advertisements of those local businesses who had contributed to the construction.
American Printing’s ad boasts the sale of steel desks, chairs, waste baskets, litter baskets, and clothes lockers for this shining new structure, which was filled with new automobiles, right here in “progressive Temple”.
Not bad for a little printing and office supply company!
The building was designed by Birch D. Easterwood, a successful Texas architect. Among many other types of buildings, Easterwood designed more than 200 churches across the State. He is best known as the long-time campus architect for Baylor University in Waco and is credited for shaping the overall style and physical layout of the campus.
Today, the building is the headquarters for Aldrich-Thomas Group, a commercial real estate firm.