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W. Scott Dunne

Born: 1886 (St. Louis, Missouri)

Died: 1937 (Dallas, Texas)

Dunne was born in St. Louis and attended Washington University where he received his architecture degree. Dunne moved to Texas in 1917, taking up a job as an instructor at Texas A&M. Later, he joined architectural firm A.C. Finn in Houston, as a partner from 1922 – 1923. In 1924, Dunne started his own firm and served as architect for R&R Theaters during this time.

Dunne was well known for his movie theatre designs which included Texas theatres the Plaza in El Paso, the Ritz in Corpus Christie, the Texas in Seguin, the Texas in Palestine, the Paramount in Amarillo and theaters in Beaumont, Sherman, McAlester, Coleman, Big Spring, Del Rio and San Angelo.

Dunne was a member of the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Dallas Art Association, Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic Church. He died on October 19, 1937 at the age of 50.

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