Details for Market House Museum (Atlas Number 5175003217)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5175003217


Marker Number 3217
Atlas Number 5175003217
Marker Title Market House Museum
Index Entry Market House Museum
City Goliad
County Goliad
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 657176
UTM Northing 3172226
Subject Codes buildings; museums
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At intersection of S. Market and Franklin Streets, Goliad.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Site was dedicated to public use by City Ordinance No. 28, on Aug. 30, 1853. About 1871, market with 12 x2 4-ft. stalls was put up at cost of $550, and rented to sellers of meat and produce. In 1886 this became firehouse, with a meeting hall and a room for hook and ladder equipment. Bell bought 1890 for $45 rang night hours and sounded alarms. Home until 1964 of volunteer fire company, this building was restored in 1967 as a museum. Recorded Texas Hitoric Landmark--1968 Incise on base: Marker sponsored by Volunteer Firemen and Auxiliary.