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Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old City Hall-Fire Station

 
 
Old City Hall-Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
1. Old City Hall-Fire Station Marker
Inscription.  Erected 1884. First floor was fire station, with ladder truck, hose wagons and horse stalls. Insignia for the three fire companies appear above doors. Second floor contained city offices. Jail or "Calaboose" was in rear. Architect was J. J. Kane. Second story and bell tower were removed in 1933. The Cooke County Heritage Society saved building from demolition, 1966. Renovated through generosity of G. C. and Gladys Morton.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3709.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 33° 37.374′ N, 97° 8.714′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is on S Dixon near Pecan St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 S Dixon, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooke County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old California Trail (about 500 feet away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (about 500 feet away); W. T. G. Weaver
Old City Hall-Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
2. Old City Hall-Fire Station Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis House (approx. Ό mile away); The Houston House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Old City Hall-Fire Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
3. Old City Hall-Fire Station and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022