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Sinton in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Odem Building

 
 
Odem Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, March 30, 2013
1. Odem Building Marker
Inscription. The Sinton townsite company was organized in 1894 to promote the development of the new railroad town of Sinton. Local merchant David Odem, one of the founders of the townsite company, established himself as a prominent landowner and businessman in Sinton. In 1906 he became one of the principal stockholders in the newly organized Sinton State Bank. This building was erected in 1909 as the Sinton State Bank Building. Closely associated with David Odem, the building became known locally as the Odem Building. Its architectural design exhibits Beaux Arts influences, and features an emphasis on symmetry, a focal corner entry with fine terra cotta details and cast stone door and window surrounds. Also of note are the two story arches over round-arched windows and terra cotta detailing on the top of the parapet. The Sinton State Bank continued to operate from this site until difficulties during the depression resulted in the bank's closing in 1934 since that time the building has been used for various business purposes. Due to its solid construction the Odem building has withstood the storm and fire-related disasters which destroyed or damaged many of the early wooden structures in Sinton's downtown area.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commisison. (Marker Number 3665.)
 
Location.
Odem Building Marker Street View image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, March 30, 2013
2. Odem Building Marker Street View
28° 2.214′ N, 97° 30.542′ W. Marker is in Sinton, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Sinton Street and Vineyard on Sinton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinton TX 78387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Odem Area Schools (approx. 7 miles away); White Point / Rosita (approx. 7 miles away); Meansville and Kaleta (approx. 7 miles away); Taft Agricultural Industrial Complex (approx. 7.8 miles away); Papalote Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away); Chat Work Club (approx. 15.2 miles away); Site Of Indian Point Mass Grave of 1919 Hurricane Victims (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
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Back of Odem Building as seen from Vineyard image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, March 30, 2013
3. Back of Odem Building as seen from Vineyard
Survey Benchmark emblem located under marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, March 30, 2013
4. Survey Benchmark emblem located under marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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