Details for Strawn City Hall (Atlas Number 5363005138)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5363005138

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Marker Number 5138
Atlas Number 5363005138
Marker Title Strawn City Hall
Index Entry Strawn City Hall
Address
City Strawn
County Palo Pinto
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 547210
UTM Northing 3601774
Subject Codes cities and towns; buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 118 East Housley, Strawn
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text The city of Strawn, incorporated in 1917, held its first council meeting in a hall at a local bank building. During an oil, gas, and coal inspired economic boom the city's population reached 5,000 in 1920, and in 1921 bonds for a city hall were issued. This handsome classically-inspired local landmark was designed by Abilene architect David S. Castle and built in 1923. It features cast stone detailing in its arched entry, quoins, and parapet, and a decorative brick cornice. (1995)