“Bryan’s sky scraper, or elevated super-structure erected aft upon the new city hall and opera house, has been completed and is now being painted. The style of the architecture of the completed building is a cross between a Mohamedan mosque and an Eskimo snow house. It is the only example of the kind in existence and through the coming centuries will receive the admiring and wondering comment of strangers as they pass through on the H. and T.C. trains.” —Bryan Daily Eagle and pilot, July 7, 1910