Details for Sherley, A. & Bro. Hardware Store (Atlas Number 5507015159)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015159


Marker Number 15159
Atlas Number 5507015159
Marker Title Sherley, A. & Bro. Hardware Store
Index Entry Sherley, A. & Bro. Hardware Store
Address 118 N. Sherley Avenue
City Anna
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 728135
UTM Northing 3692696
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 118 N. Sherley Avenue and E. 4th Street
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Lewis and Paulina Sherley moved to north Texas from Kentucky about 1853. When the town of Anna was established in 1872, their grandsons, brothers Andrew and Fred Sherley, opened a hardware store. In 1894 they built this structure to house the business. It remained in the family after the store closed in 1979. Over time they were undertakers as well as purveyors of furniture, farming implements and machinery, wagons, cotton, grain and groceries. Wagon-weighing scales in front of the building were removed when the road was widened. The structure is a fine example of an early Texas commercial building, retaining the original canopy and painted signs. Minimal Victorian-era detailing includes corbelled brickwork in the parapet and paneled kickplates on storefront display windows.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1999