Details for New York Store (Atlas Number 5507016538)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016538

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Marker Number 16538
Atlas Number 5507016538
Marker Title New York Store
Index Entry New York Store
Address 306 E. Galbraith
City Hebbronville
County Jim Hogg
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 532103
UTM Northing 3020420
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on 306 E. Galbraith St. off Texas Hwy 359 and east of Hwy 16; downtown Hebbronville facing south in the middle of the street
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text SIXTO E. GARCIA OPENED THE NEW YORK STORE IN 1909 AT PINE AND TILLEY STREETS, MOVING TO THIS LOCATION IN 1924. THE GENERAL STORE LATER OFFERED A VARIETY OF GOODS AND A TAILORING AND CLEANING WING. GARCIA’S DAUGHTER HERLINDA MARRIED STORE CLERK BLAS M. SALINAS IN 1938. THEY AND THEIR CHILDREN LIVED UPSTAIRS WHILE CONTINUING THE FAMILY BUSINESS AFTER S. E. GARCIA’S DEATH IN 1944. THE NEW YORK STORE HAS REMAINED IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. THE TWO-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING FEATURES COMMON BOND BRICK WITH A DENTIL COURSE AND A STEPPED PARAPET ABOVE STOREFRONT WINDOWS AND A PROJECTING AWNING.