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

Kilgore National Bank Building

 
 
Kilgore National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Kilgore National Bank Building Marker
Inscription.  Led in the town's economic development following the 1930s oil boom. Prosperity in the midst of the Great Depression influenced the board of directors to build this structure in 1937. Designed by Henderson architect James L. Downing, who used art moderne and art deco styling to project progress, it housed the bank until the 1970s. It now serves as a reminder of Kilgore's early business history.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

[Supplemental plaque]
Bought and restored by the H.L. Long family in 1973 for their offices. This building reflects Kilgore's past progress and future potential.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9971.)
 
Location. 32° 23.144′ N, 94° 52.583′ W. Marker is in Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Kilgore Street and East South Street, on the left when traveling south on South Kilgore Street. Mounted to the wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 South Kilgore Street, Kilgore TX 75662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

Kilgore National Bank Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Kilgore National Bank Building & Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. World's Richest Acre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); During Drilling (about 500 feet away); Before 1937 Drilling Began (about 500 feet away); Removal (about 500 feet away); Drilling Completed, 1940 (about 500 feet away); The Kilgore I&GN-Missouri Pacific Railroad Station (about 700 feet away); Site of Alexander Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lou Della Crim Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilgore.
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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