Freeport National Bank Historical

Freeport National Bank Historical (HM1TEK)

Location: Freeport, TX 77541 Brazoria County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 56.975', W 95° 20.787'

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—(Freeport Sulphur Company Building) —

The Freeport Sulphur Company was instrumental in the founding and early development of the city of Freeport and the region. It was incorporated on July 12, 1912, and then organized the Freeport Townsite Company with the purpose of developing a city on the west bank of the Brazos River. The city was designed to be free of wharf and dock charges to facilitate the importation of goods and supplies into the town, especially to the sulphur mines at Bryan Mound, and to expedite the exportation of sulphur to national and international markets.

In 1913 the Freeport National Bank constructed a one-story edifice with a built-in vault on land acquired from the Freeport Townsite Company. In 1918 the Freeport Sulphur Company purchased adjoining property, erected a new two-story building and added a second floor to the bank structure.

The Freeport National Bank remained in business until 1955, when the Freeport Sulphur Company bought the property and maintained offices here until 1973. This Classical Revival structure with brick corbelling, a flat roof, multiple bays, and flat arched windows reflects popular commercial building trends of the early 20th century.
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HM NumberHM1TEK
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271310 N 3204667
Decimal Degrees28.94958333, -95.34645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 56.975', W 95° 20.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 56' 58.5" N, 95° 20' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)979, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 W Park Ave, Freeport TX 77541, US
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