Details for Hancock Building (Atlas Number 5139007108)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007108


Marker Number 7108
Atlas Number 5139007108
Marker Title Hancock Building
Index Entry Hancock Building
Address 203 S College St.
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 203 S. College St., Waxahachie
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Businessman William F. Lewis and Ellis County Judge M.B. Templeton built this Victorian commercial structure in 1890. Decorative brickwork and cast iron columns highlight the facade. William Pitt Hancock (1872-1955), a well-known defense attorney, purchased the property in 1907 to house his law office. A grocery store, justice of the peace, and real estate and insurance offices have also occupied the Hancock building.