Details for Kilgore National Bank Building (Atlas Number 5183009971)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5183009971


Marker Number 9971
Atlas Number 5183009971
Marker Title Kilgore National Bank Building
Index Entry Kilgore National Bank Building
Address 118 S. Kilgore St.
City Kilgore
County Gregg
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 323483
UTM Northing 3584736
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; commercial buildings; design and construction; Art Moderne (Architectural style); Art Deco
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Led in the town's economic development following the 1930s oil boom. Prosperity in the midst of the Great Depression influenced the board of directors to build this structure in 1937. Designed by Henderson architect James L. Downing, who used art moderne and art deco styling to project progress, it housed the bank until the 1970s. It now serves as a reminder of Kilgore's early business history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990