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Quitman in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Cathey Buildings

 
 
The Cathey Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. The Cathey Buildings Marker
Inscription.  Attorney, representative in the Texas legislature and public official Benjamin Franklin Cathey purchased several lots from Thomas Stephens located on the north side of the public square. By 1922, Cathey built several commercial brick buildings on the square including a post office and a mercantile. The Pastime Theatre and the local newspaper and printing house were located in the same block. Fire destroyed three of the Cathey Buildings in 1932. A new law office was the first to be rebuilt followed by the post office. The last building destroyed was rebuilt in 1941 and contained four separate spaces. The Cathey Buildings represent the growth of the commercial district in Quitman in the 20th century.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2012
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17208.)
 
Location. 32° 47.777′ N, 95° 27.15′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of
The Cathey Buildings Marker mounted to brick wall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. The Cathey Buildings Marker mounted to brick wall.
West Lipscomb Street and Stephens Street, on the right when traveling west on West Lipscomb Street. Mounted to brick wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 West Lipscomb Street, Quitman TX 75783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); James Stephen Hogg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Divided into School Districts (about 300 feet away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church of Quitman (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Stephen Hogg's Early Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); James A. Stinson Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
View west from marker to cross street of Stephens Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. View west from marker to cross street of Stephens Street.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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