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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Weather Bureau Building

 
 
Old Weather Bureau Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
1. Old Weather Bureau Building Marker
Inscription. This structure was completed for the Abilene office of the United States Weather Bureau in 1909. The interior contained living quarters and an observatory for the administrator. The first official in charge here was W.H. Green, who served until 1944. Area weather services were later moved to the airport and the building was used for storage and for business school classes. The exterior features detailing of several architectural styles.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1980

 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3833.)
 
Location. 32° 27.002′ N, 99° 44.335′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. 1st Street and Beech Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and building are at northeast corner of intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1482 N. 1st Street, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Guitar Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Laughter Undertaking Co. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bankhead Highway
Front Entrance to the Old Weather Bureau Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
2. Front Entrance to the Old Weather Bureau Building
Marker is mounted on wall to the left of the entrance
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Abilene's First School (approx. mile away); The Hotel Grace (approx. mile away); Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. mile away); Abilene Reporter-News (approx. mile away); Hotel Wooten (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted to an exterior wall of the building to the left of the front entrance.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Front (South) Elevation of Old Weather Bureau Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
3. Front (South) Elevation of Old Weather Bureau Building
Old Weather Bureau Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
4. Old Weather Bureau Building
View to north across N. 1st St
Old Weather Bureau Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
5. Old Weather Bureau Building
Building is located at the northeast corner
of N. 1st Street and Beech Street
Old Weather Bureau Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 19, 2015
6. Old Weather Bureau Building
West and north elevations of building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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