Details for Mercedes City Hall (Atlas Number 5215003342)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215003342


Marker Number 3342
Atlas Number 5215003342
Marker Title Mercedes City Hall
Index Entry Mercedes City Hall
Address 323 South Ohio Street, Mercedes
City Mercedes
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 608740
UTM Northing 2892505
Subject Codes buildings; design and construction; institutional buildings; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 323 South Ohio Street, Mercedes
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Constructed in 1928 to house the town's municipal offices and fire station, this building was designed by architect R. Newell waters of Weslaco. The two story Gothic style building, constructed of red brick, features a copper cupola designed to house the fire alarm, cast stone detailing, and a gabled roof. The second floor served as a town meeting room and firemen's dormitory. This building served as the Mercedes City Hall for nearly fifty years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995.