Details for Holmes & Bierschwale Law and Land Office

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5319012510


Marker Number 12510
Atlas Number 5319012510
Marker Title Holmes & Bierschwale Law and Land Office
Index Entry Holmes & Bierschwale Law and Land Office
Address 421 McKavett St.
City Mason
County Mason
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes buildings; law, lawyers
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location (McKavett St. is also US 87 N)
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Attorney Henry Holmes (1836-1895) moved to Mason after serving in the U.S. Army and continued his public service as county attorney, justice of the peace and personal secretary to Gov. Lawrence Sullivan Ross. About 1883 he had this sandstone building constructed for his office. Holmes and Mason County native Charles Bierschwale (1862-1945), whose career was in land survey and sales, became business partners by 1888, and this structure housed their law and land office. The vernacular commercial building remained in the Bierschwale family until 1994. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000