Kilgore National Bank Building
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.
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 32° 23.144′ N, 94° 52.583′ W. Marker is in Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.