Details for First National Bank Building (Atlas Number 5263011993)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5263011993


Marker Number 11993
Atlas Number 5263011993
Marker Title First National Bank Building
Index Entry First National Bank building
Address 102 N. Donaho Street
City Jayton
County Kent
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 353340
UTM Northing 3679851
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; commercial buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text An excellent example of early 20th century classical revival style, the First National Bank of Jayton was erected about 1912 by descendants of early Kent County pioneers. Classical features of the edifice, such as the polished granite Ionic columns, bull's eye windows, quoins, and the unusual recessed entry portico, are typical of the favored imagery of stability and order among banks of the period. The domed skylight is a device often employed by the building's architect, Rockwell H. Stuckey (1855-1936). The bank closed in the 1930s; the building continues to serve the community as a financial institution, many of its personnel descendants of bank founders. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998