Water District Building

Water District Building (HM292A)

Location: San Benito, TX 78586 Cameron County
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N 26° 7.84', W 97° 37.985'

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Designed by Austin architects Endress and Walsh and built by contractor L. Fleming, the San Benito Land and Water Company building was completed in 1910 at a cost of $14,386. Thirty-foot pine beams and locally made brick were used to construct the home of the company. A fine example of the mission revival style, the edifice features a red tile roof, wooden bracketed eaves, a stucco exterior, and curved gable parapets. The building has been home to many San Benito institutions, notably the irrigation and drainage districts. A beloved fixture of downtown San Benito, it stands as a memorial to the vital role of irrigation in valley life.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997
HM NumberHM292A
Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 636654 N 2890872
Decimal Degrees26.13066667, -97.63308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 7.84', W 97° 37.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 7' 50.4" N, 97° 37' 59.1" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 TX-345, San Benito TX 78586, US
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