Details for Water District Building (Atlas Number 5061011789)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5061011789


Marker Number 11789
Atlas Number 5061011789
Marker Title Water District Building
Index Entry Water District Building
Address 216 S. Sam Houston
City San Benito
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 636651
UTM Northing 2890870
Subject Codes buildings; Mission (Architectural style); Business topics, general; water topics
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Designed by Austin architects Endress and Walsh and built by contractor L. Fleming, the San Benito Land and Water Company building was completed in 1910 at a cost of $14,386. Thirty-foot pine beams and locally made brick were used to construct the home of the company. A fine example of the mission revival style, the edifice features a red tile roof, wooden bracketed eaves, a stucco exterior, and curved fable parapets. The building has been home to many San Benito institutions, notably the irrigation and drainage districts. A beloved fixture of downtown San Benito, it stands as a memorial to the vital role of irrigation in valley life. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997