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Barstow in Ward County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Ward County Bank

 
 
Old Ward County Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Old Ward County Bank Marker
Inscription. C.E. Pierce, an early advocate of irrigated agricultural lands for the Pecos River valley, had this building constructed in 1901 to house Ward County's first bank. Never incorporated, the bank lost money due to area crop failures and closed in 1907. Constructed of red sandstone from the nearby Barstow Quarry, the building exhibits influences of the Romanesque Revival style and features an interesting corner entrance.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3830.)
 
Location. 31° 27.556′ N, 103° 23.594′ W. Marker is in Barstow, Texas, in Ward County. Marker is at the intersection of Mackey Avenue (Ranch to Market Road 516) and San Marcos Street, on the right when traveling north on Mackey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Barstow TX 79719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ward County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 6 miles away); Emigrants' Crossing
Old Ward County Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Old Ward County Bank Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Mrs. Lillie W. Cole (approx. 6.4 miles away); Spanish Explorers (approx. 6.4 miles away); World's First Rodeo (approx. 6.4 miles away); Reeves County-Pecos, Texas (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Ward County Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Old Ward County Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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