Details for Old Hess Building (Atlas Number 5237003743)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5237003743


Marker Number 3743
Atlas Number 5237003743
Marker Title Old Hess Building
Index Entry Hess Building, Old
Address 102 N. Church St.
City Jacksboro
County Jack
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location southeast corner of the square
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1898 by Crummel Oric Hess (1853-1945). Native sandstone. Contained the Hess furniture and undertaking business 43 years. Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in state. Prominent civic leader. Served on city commission in early years. Helped organize Jacksboro National Bank; had first long distance telephone in this area. Organized first cemetery association here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967 Incising on base: Presented by Mrs. J. F. Boyd in memory of her father.