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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Mercantile Building

 
 
Old Mercantile Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Old Mercantile Building Marker
Inscription. Kentucky native Ed R. Jackson (1860-1911), a prominent local rancher and banker, had this two-story Italianate commercial building constructed in 1902-03. Located on the site of an early hotel and a later mercantile store, both of which were destroyed by fire, the limestone structure features an ornate facade of cast iron and pressed tin. First occupied by a mercantile store on the ground floor, it also provided second floor space for offices and a community hall. Other occupants included early lawyers and doctors, and the first established telephone exchange in Sonora.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark—1981

 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3765.)
 
Location. 30° 34.304′ N, 100° 38.671′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Water Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the northeast corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 E Main St, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Lee Miers (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert R. Cauthorn
Old Mercantile Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
2. Old Mercantile Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (within shouting distance of this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Berger (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (within shouting distance of this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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