Details for Blessing State Bank (Atlas Number 5321012054)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321012054


Marker Number 12054
Atlas Number 5321012054
Marker Title Blessing State Bank
Index Entry Blessing State Bank
City Blessing
County Matagorda
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; commercial buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Avenue B and 10th Street, Blessing
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built during the boom of 1907, the Blessing State Bank is one of the few remaining commercial buildings from this period. Possibly designed by Victoria architect Jules Leffland, designer of the Blessing Hotel, the bank operated until 1932. Blessing was without a bank until 1966, when it was restored to its original function and appearance. An asymmetrical entry, arched windows, flat roof, and stately feeling reflect a classic early 20th-century bank building. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997