Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Hess Building
Built in 1898 by Crummel Oric Hess (1853-1945). Native sandstone. Contained the Hess furniture and undertaking business 43 years.
Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in state.
Prominent civic leader. Served on city commission in early years. Helped organize Jacksboro National Bank; had first long distance telephone in this area. Organized first cemetery association here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Incise on base: Presented by Mrs. J. F. Boyd in memory of her father.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3743.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 33° 13.102′ N, 98° 9.441′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street and East Belknap Street (State Highway 59), on the right when traveling north on North Church Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Church Street, Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone (about 400 feet away); First Bank Building in County (about 500 feet away); Fort Richardson Hotel (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Richardson (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Texas 4-H Clubs (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.