Details for Old Mercantile Building (Atlas Number 5435003765)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5435003765


Marker Number 3765
Atlas Number 5435003765
Marker Title Old Mercantile Building
Index Entry Mercantile Building, Old
Address Water and Main St.
City Sonora
County Sutton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 342280
UTM Northing 3383264
Subject Codes commercial buildings; Italianate; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Water and Main Streets, Sonora
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Kentucky native Ed R. Jackson (1860-1911), a prominent local rancher and banker, had this two-story Italianate commercial building constructed in 1902-03. Located on the site of an early hotel and a later mercantile store, both of which were destroyed by fire, the limestone structure features an ornate facade of cast iron and pressed tin. First occupied by a mercantile store on the ground floor, it also provided second floor space for offices and a community hall. Other occupants included early lawyers and doctors, and the first established telephone exchange in Sonora. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1981