Details for Weslaco City Hall (Atlas Number 5215005755)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215005755


Marker Number 5755
Atlas Number 5215005755
Marker Title Weslaco City Hall
Index Entry Weslaco City Hall
Address 255 S. Kansas Ave.
City Weslaco
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 600962
UTM Northing 2893452
Subject Codes buildings; design and construction; Spanish Colonial Revival (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Weslaco City Hall, 500 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Erected in 1928, this structure replaced a frame community building at this site. City founder Ed Couch (1879-1944) and Mayor David E. Kirgan (1877-1936) led ceremonies marking the building's completion. Prominent Weslaco architect R. Newell Waters designed the City Hall with Spanish colonial style detailing. Intricate cast stone sculpture adorns the entryway and cupola. Spanish tiles with colorful geometric patterns decorate the interior stairway. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978.