Details for J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building (Atlas Number 5485012295)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5485012295


Marker Number 12295
Atlas Number 5485012295
Marker Title J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building
Index Entry Kemp, J. A., Wholesale Grocery Building
Address 500 8th St.
City Wichita Falls
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 547243
UTM Northing 3752706
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built in 1892, this structure housed the J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery business for 35 years. The building originally measured 50 by 100 feet and contained a full basement. A two-story brick addition was completed by 1901. The Industrial Supply Company occupied the building during the oil boom of the 1930s, and continued to provide petroleum products to the area for 34 years. Another addition was built onto the rear of the structure in the 1940s. The large arched windows and doors exhibit skilled masonry in sandstone. The building contains 18,750 square feet of space. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997