Details for San Benito Bank and Trust Company (Atlas Number 5061004526)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061004526


Marker Number 4526
Atlas Number 5061004526
Marker Title San Benito Bank and Trust Company
Index Entry San Benito Bank and Trust Company
Address 198 S. Sam Houston
City San Benito
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 636620
UTM Northing 2890897
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; commercial buildings; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 198 S. Sam Houston, San Benito.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Chartered in 1908, one year after the founding of San Benito, this institution was started by two brothers, W. Scott Heywood and Alba Heywood. The bank was moved here in 1911 when work was completed on this Spanish Colonial Revival structure. The second floor housed offices and the city library, organized at this site in 1914. Flags flown from the building warned area farmers of bad weather.