Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Franco-Texan Land Company Building
Couts and Warren dissolved their professional relationship in 1877 and sold the building to Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham, later governor of Texas (1903-1907). Lanham practiced law with other attorneys, such as A.J. Hood Sr., in second story offices. During the 1890s, the structure served as the offices for the troubled Franco-Texan Land Company, headed by Hood. The company was integral in the development of Texas land between Weatherford and El Paso along the Texas and Pacific Railway corridor. During this period the safe, from the Fidelity and Safe Deposit Company, was installed at the rear of the building. S.W.T. Lanham sold the property in 1906 to William Boone.
The Franco-Texan Land Company Building, previously known as the Couts Building and the Western Union Building, is an example
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17253.)
Location. 32° 45.492′ N, 97° 47.892′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is at the intersection of Houston Street and West Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Houston St, Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parker County, C.S.A. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Claude Wright House (about 400 feet away); The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) (approx. half a mile away); Old City Greenwood Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); August 17, 1945 B-29 Crash (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grace First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clark Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Bankhead Highway in Aledo (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
Also see . . . Downtown building unveils historic marker. Weatherford Democrat 7/7/13 (Submitted on January 28, 2014.)
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