Details for Simpson Building (Atlas Number 5197012594)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5197012594


Marker Number 12594
Atlas Number 5197012594
Marker Title Simpson Building
Index Entry Simpson Building
Address 222 S. Main St.
City Quanah
County Hardeman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 431977
UTM Northing 3795212
Subject Codes fraternal organizations; commercial buildings
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text After serving as manager of the Cameron lumberyard in Quanah and then as a general manager in Waco, L. Simpson began his own lumber company and returned to Quanah in 1906. In 1910, Simpson had this three-story commercial building constructed to house his offices; other local businesses, including the corner drug store from 1920 until 1998; and the elks lodge, which occupied the top floor. Featuring decorative brick detailing and a corner entry, the Simpson building is a significant part of Quanah's architectural heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001