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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station

 
 
Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station Marker
Inscription. The city of Longview was incorporated in 1871, and there is evidence of a volunteer fire department as early as 1887. A new city hall complex with fire station was constructed in 1905, but the 1930s East Texas oil boom and subsequent population explosion in Longview made the offices too small. In 1935, voters approved the issuance of bonds for the construction of a new municipal building and central fire station. Contractor A. M. Campbell completed this building in 1936. Combining Neoclassical and Mediterranean architectural influences popular at the time, the structure features a red tile roof and fossilized limestone veneer.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001

 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12759.)
 
Location. 32° 29.626′ N, 94° 44.422′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cotton Street and South Center Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cotton Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Center Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Cotton (here, next to this marker); Timber – The First Industry
Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Longview Municipal Building and Central Fire Station
(within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly Plow Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); When Mule Power Moved People (about 300 feet away); Then Came the Railroad (about 500 feet away); Dalton Gang's Last Raid (about 700 feet away); Banking — The Final Ingredient (about 800 feet away); From Subsistence to Cash Crops (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
 
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Markers in front of Fire Station headquarters. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Markers in front of Fire Station headquarters.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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