Details for Woolls Building (Atlas Number 5265012604)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5265012604

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Marker Number 12604
Atlas Number 5265012604
Marker Title Woolls Building
Index Entry Woolls Building
Address 318 San Antonio St.
City Center Point
County Kerr
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes fraternal organizations; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text One of Center Point's oldest existing commercial structures, the Woolls Building was constructed in 1873-75 to house the mercantile business of George W. Woolls (d. 1876). Local contractor and stonemason Sam H. Wellborn built it of limestone with a full-width balcony and exterior staircase. For most of its history, the first floor of the Woolls Building housed retail businesses, with fraternal organizations meeting on the upper story. The Rising Star Masonic Lodge, which included a number of Texas Rangers among its membership, met here from 1875 until 1900. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001