The Morgan Lindsey building is another example of adaptive reuse. The site used to have two adjacent buildings that looked like the Broadcast House next door.
The building you see today was built in the 1930s and has several art deco elements. Art deco emphasized smooth looks, which is why the building is stucco rather than exposed brick that you see in much of downtown Hammond. The tan Carrera glass, red bands, and black glazed tiles are unique and historic.
Its art deco style can also be seen in the second story’s multi-pane windows. The building was owned by the Morgan and Lindsey chain which operated lower cost general stores across Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The building was renovated in 1995. Today, the first story along the façade is retail space while the rest of the building is filled with apartments surrounding a lush courtyard.