Details for W.V. McConnell Building (Atlas Number 5225011238)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225011238


Marker Number 11238
Atlas Number 5225011238
Marker Title W.V. McConnell Building
Index Entry McConnell, W. V., Building
Address 113 4th Street
City Crockett
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 265935
UTM Northing 3467489
Subject Codes markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 113 4th Street, west side of courthouse aquare
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Crockett native William Van McConnell (1855-1919) built this victorian commercial structure soon after he purchased the site in 1891 from Maj. J.C. Wooters, a former mayor of the city. Known for his wit and his Irish stories, McConnell opened a mercantile store here which developed into a business that lasted until 1973. A landmark on the square for many years, the McConnell Building now serves as a reminder of Crockett's early growth.