Details for Fred Schimelpfenig Building (Atlas Number 5507017904)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017904

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Marker Number 17904
Atlas Number 5507017904
Marker Title Fred Schimelpfenig Building
Index Entry Fred Schimelpfenig Building
Address 1017 E 15th Street
City Plano
County Collin
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes commercial buildings; business topics
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion & plaque without post
Marker Text This building was built in 1884 by the Sanger Brothers and was made into the most prosperous dry goods store in Plano by Frederick Schimelpfenig. Schimelpfenig ran the store until the fire of 1895 and was mayor of Plano from 1902-1908. In 1896, J.H. Gulledge bought the building and operated a dry goods business until 1918. In 1946, it was sold to Westway Sportswear and has held subsequent businesses such as Plano furniture, Nooks ‘n Krannies and several tea rooms. The building is a one-story brick mercantile building and retains its original size.