Details for Ennis City Hall (Atlas Number 5139007097)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007097


Marker Number 7097
Atlas Number 5139007097
Marker Title Ennis City Hall
Index Entry Ennis City Hall
Address 109 W. Brown St.
City Ennis
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 723262
UTM Northing 3579165
Subject Codes cities and towns; buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 109 W. Brown, Ennis
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Designed by prominent local architect Hix McCanless, this Classical Revival structure was built in 1915 to house city offices and the Ennis police and fire departments. A native of Tennessee, McCanless (1868-1938) was the leading designer and builder in Ennis during the first part of the 20th century, and also served as a surveyor and city engineer. The interior of the city hall building at one time held a large auditorium and still contains the original jail. Its exterior features a pedimented entrance and brick pilasters.