Plano in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mathews General Store
This was one of several brick buildings erected on Mechanic Street after an October 1895 fire. S. J. And Nancy Mathews came to Plano in 1893 and opened a store across the street before relocating here in 1906. Mathews Department Store sold dry goods and clothing, including millinery made by Nancy and her daughters, until 1947. The building continued as a department store and then other businesses. The façade features running bond and corbelled brick, transom and storefront windows, and columns and base plates from Sherman Iron Works. It is one of Plano’s few 19th-century stores in continuous commercial operation.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2013
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17669.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 33° 1.186′ N, 96° 42.02′ W. Marker is in Plano, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on East 15th StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1013 E 15th Street, Plano TX 75074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plano National Bank / I.O.O.F. Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Electric Railway Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church of Plano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plano High School and Gymnasium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hill-Robberson House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blewett Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Richardson (approx. 4.2 miles away); Richardson (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plano.
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