Details for First National Bank Building (Atlas Number 5143001785)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5143001785


Marker Number 1785
Atlas Number 5143001785
Marker Title First National Bank Building
Index Entry First National Bank Building
Address 198 S. Belknap St.
City Stephenville
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 575238
UTM Northing 3565152
Subject Codes buildings; banks, bankers, banking topics; cabins, log houses; design and construction; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1889 to house the city's first bank, this is the earliest of three structures on the town square designed by prominent San Antonio architect J. Riely Gordon. It features elaborate stonework and large arches typical of Romanesque Revival architecture and a Queen Anne style tower and pedimented entrance. The bank, organized by C. J. Shapard and with assets in excess of $158,000 by 1893, merged with Farmers National Bank in 1925 due to depressed oil and cattle prices. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994