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Briggs in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Briggs State Bank

 
 
Briggs State Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
1. Briggs State Bank Marker
Inscription. The Briggs State Bank was chartered on May 27, 1909. Constructed that spring, this limestone and brick building is typical of a commercial architecture style once popular in Texas. It features a three-bay front with central entry and transoms, and decorative brickwork detailing. The bank and town flourished for fifteen more years, with an economy centered on cotton and wool production. In the mid-1920s, changing agricultural practices weakened the local economy. After a massive fire destroyed much of the town, including most of the businesses on this street, the bank closed in 1928, a year before the Great Depression.
 
Erected 2002 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13181.)
 
Location. 30° 53.279′ N, 97° 55.463′ W. Marker is in Briggs, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on State Spur 308, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 176 State Spur 308, Briggs TX 78608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Community of Briggs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Mahomet-Sycamore Springs Community
Briggs State Bank image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
2. Briggs State Bank
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Mount Horeb Lodge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mahomet Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Gillum Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Smart-McCormick Home (approx. 5.7 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Briggs.
 
Also see . . .  Brokelmeyer & Bracken. Advertisement in The Temple Daily Telegram, 1908, for Brokelmeyer & Bracken. General Machine Repairing and Iron and Brass Work (Submitted on May 13, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Briggs State Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 29, 2017
3. Briggs State Bank Marker
Updated photo
The Briggs State Bank Building, closeup image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. The Briggs State Bank Building, closeup
This is a closeup of the marker, right of door, in photo of Briggs State Bank. Top marker reads "Briggs State Bank, 1909, Will Rancier President, H.J.McGuire Vice President, G.P. Stallworth Cashier"
Builder's marks on metal by door (left side) image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 29, 2017
5. Builder's marks on metal by door (left side)
Brokelmeyer & Bracken Temple Tex
Builder's marks on metal by door (right side) image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 29, 2017
6. Builder's marks on metal by door (right side)
Temple Foundry & Machinery Co. Temple, Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on May 13, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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