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Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bassett and Bassett Banking House

 
 
Bassett and Bassett Banking House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Bassett and Bassett Banking House Marker
Inscription. Benjamin H. and Thomas J. Bassett opened their newly-created bank and located their law office in this building soon after its completion in 1873. Built with bricks manufactured by the local Wild & Co. Brickyard, the Italianate structure housed the bank until it closed in 1884. An important Brenham landmark, the building features round arches and stucco hood moldings at door and window openings. The third story was added in the early 1900s.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8297.)
 
Location. 30° 10.059′ N, 96° 23.783′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Market Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County C. S. A. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Commissioners Court (about 400 feet away); The Brenham Maifest (about 500 feet away); Schmid Bros. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Bell Creameries
Bassett and Bassett Banking House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Bassett and Bassett Banking House
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead (approx. 5.7 miles away); Thomas Affleck (approx. 7.4 miles away); Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Regarding Bassett and Bassett Banking House. This building is in the National Register of Historic Places
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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