Sinton in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Sinton townsite company was organized in 1894 to promote the development of the new railroad town of Sinton. Local merchant David Odem, one of the founders of the townsite company, established himself as a prominent landowner and businessman in Sinton. In 1906 he became one of the principal stockholders in the newly organized Sinton State Bank. This building was erected in 1909 as the Sinton State Bank Building. Closely associated with David Odem, the building became known locally as the Odem Building. Its architectural design exhibits Beaux Arts influences, and features an emphasis on symmetry, a focal corner entry with fine terra cotta details and cast stone door and window surrounds. Also of note are the two story arches over round-arched windows and terra cotta detailing on the top of the parapet. The Sinton State Bank continued to operate from this site until difficulties during the depression resulted in the bank's closing in 1934 since that time the building has been used for various business purposes. Due to its solid construction the Odem building has withstood the storm and fire-related disasters which destroyed or damaged
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3665.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 28° 2.214′ N, 97° 30.542′ W. Marker is in Sinton, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Sinton Street and Vineyard on Sinton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinton TX 78387, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plymouth Oil Company and Plymouth Oilers (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Sinton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouses of San Patricio County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welder Ranch (approx. 7.3 miles away); White Point / Rosita (approx. 7½ miles away); Early Odem Area Schools (approx. 7½ miles away); Odem Veterans Memorial (approx. 7½ miles away); Meansville and Kaleta (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinton.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.