Details for Ragland Building (Atlas Number 5353004165)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5353004165


Marker Number 4165
Atlas Number 5353004165
Marker Title Ragland Building
Index Entry Ragland Building
Address 113 - 117 E 3rd St.
City Sweetwater
County Nolan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 367707
UTM Northing 3593655
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 113-115-117 E. 3rd Street, Sweetwater
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Community leader R.A. Ragland (1858-1938) had this structure erected in 1901 as a one-story building with a random pattern of hand-hewed limestone. He added a second floor in 1906. Charles McFarland bought the building in 1909. The first floor has housed a blacksmith shop and hardware store. The second floor has held the law office and abstract company of Ragland and R.C. Crane, an early Western Union Telegraph office, cotton exporter, doctors, and a sanatorium. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1979.