Details for R. J. Hill Building (Atlas Number 5321012436)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321012436

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Marker Number 12436
Atlas Number 5321012436
Marker Title R. J. Hill Building
Index Entry Hill, R. J., Building
Address 401 Commerce
City Palacios
County Matagorda
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text Robert J. (1864-1930) and Kate Elizabeth (Breggan) Hill came to Palacios in 1904, soon after its founding. Contractor J. G. Bontrager built this concrete block commercial building for them in 1910. It originally housed a mercantile store with living quarters on the upper floor. Later uses included medical offices, a Depression-era canning kitchen, American Legion hall, Montgomery Ward store and a museum. Featuring elements of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Hill Building remains a prominent structure in downtown Palacios. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000