Details for John R. Ralls Building (Atlas Number 5107002803)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5107002803


Marker Number 2803
Atlas Number 5107002803
Marker Title John R. Ralls Building
Index Entry Ralls, John Robinson, Building
Address 801 Main Street
City Ralls
County Crosby
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 279069
UTM Northing 3729078
Subject Codes commercial buildings; pioneers; Business topics, general; Botany
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The largest of more than two blocks of business houses built between 1915 and 1919 by John R. Ralls, founder of this town. Used by the First National Bank which closed in 1930; the housed the Southwestern Public Service office until 1964. Ralls donated his ranch land for lots for early homesites, the city square, the public school and all organized churches after the railroad by-passed Emma and crossed his land. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.