Details for Bassett and Bassett Banking House (Atlas Number 5477008297)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008297


Marker Number 8297
Atlas Number 5477008297
Marker Title Bassett and Bassett Banking House
Index Entry Bassett and Bassett Banking House
Address 222 E. Main
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 750968
UTM Northing 3340549
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 222 E. Main, Brenham
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Benjamin H. and Thomas J. Bassett opened their newly-created bank and located their law office in this building soon after its completion in 1873. Built with bricks manufactured by the local Wild & Co. Brickyard, the Italianate structure housed the bank until it closed in 1884. An important Brenham landmark, the building features round arches and stucco hood moldings at door and window openings. The third story was added in the early 1900s.