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Sherman in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hall Furniture Building

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
1. Hall Furniture Building Marker
Inscription.

Former Missourian and Civil War veteran Rufus Gaines Hall established a Sherman dry goods store in 1868. The company prospered, in part because it sent 30 notion wagons to sell supplies to settlers on rural farms across 13 counties in North Texas. Hall's son, Dr. Hugh Logan Hall, joined the firm in 1872. In 1892, Dr. Hall and his father bought this property. Five generations of Halls maintained the growing business in this location for a century. Originally two buildings, the west side of the business was built in 1876 and the other in 1885; the buildings were united in 1936. A noteworthy example of an Art Deco commercial building, its asymmetrical fašade features the bold use of bands of structural glass with black and ivory chevron stripes.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
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Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13166.)
 
Location. 33° 38.12′ N, 96° 36.576′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lamar Street (
Hall Furniture Building NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
2. Hall Furniture Building NRHP Marker
State Highway 56) and Crockett Street, on the right when traveling east on Lamar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West Lamar Street, Sherman TX 75090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouses of Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone from Old Ox Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Model 92 (within shouting distance of this marker); President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Texas Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ninth Texas Cavalry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sherman.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
3. Hall Furniture Building & Markers
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
4. Hall Furniture Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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