Briggs State Bank

Briggs State Bank (HMI8C)

Location: Florence, TX 76527 Burnet County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 53.279', W 97° 55.463'

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The Briggs State Bank was chartered on May 27, 1909. Constructed that spring, this limestone and brick building is typical of a commercial architecture style once popular in Texas. It features a three-bay front with central entry and transoms, and decorative brickwork detailing. The bank and town flourished for fifteen more years, with an economy centered on cotton and wool production. In the mid-1920s, changing agricultural practices weakened the local economy. After a massive fire destroyed much of the town, including most of the businesses on this street, the bank closed in 1928, a year before the Great Depression.
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HM NumberHMI8C
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Marker Number13181
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 602807 N 3417683
Decimal Degrees30.88798333, -97.92438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 53.279', W 97° 55.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 53' 16.74" N, 97° 55' 27.78" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6489-6599 State Spur 308, Florence TX 76527, US
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