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Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building

 
 
J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building Marker
Smaller Lower Plaque
Mr. ("Big C") & Mrs. R. L.
Cargal opened Big C
Appliance in 1946. They
purchased and restored
this building to house
their business in 1982.
Inscription. Built in 1892, this structure housed the J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery business for 35 years. The building originally measured 50 by 100 feet and contained a full basement. A two-story brick addition was completed by 1901. The Industrial Supply Company occupied the building during the oil boom of the 1930s, and continued to provide petroleum products to the area for 34 years. Another addition was built onto the rear of the structure in the 1940s. The large arched windows and doors exhibit skilled masonry in sandstone. The building contains 18,750 square feet of space.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1997 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12295.)
 
Location. 33° 54.826′ N, 98° 29.338′ W. Marker is in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and LaSalle Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 8th Street, Wichita Falls TX 76301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Zale Legacy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of St. James Hotel (about 400
Former J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Former J. A. Kemp Wholesale Grocery Building.
feet away); John F. O'Donohue (about 500 feet away); George Alonzo Soule (about 700 feet away); Henry C. Luecke (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896 (approx. mile away); Joseph Hudson Barwise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Governor James V. Allred (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita Falls.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Historical photos, etc. on front doors of former Kemp Building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Historical photos, etc. on front doors of former Kemp Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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