In 1885 Louis Schwartz and Joseph Raas, owners of a grocery in this block, built a commercial structure adjacent to the bank building. Designed by the noted San Angelo architect Oscar Ruffini, it features a facade of stone, cast iron, and sheet iron. The building was first rented to the firm of Johnson & Taylor, Fancy Grocers, competitors of Schwartz & Raas.
The third structure here, built in 1886, replaced the earlier Schwartz and Raas grocery and dry goods store. In 1888 the business was expanded to include their adjacent building. Later the site of the Roxy Theatre, the 1886 structure was damaged by fire in 1973. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 363706 N 3481507|
|Decimal Degrees||31.46030000, -100.43453333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 27.618', W 100° 26.072'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 27' 37.08" N, 100° 26' 4.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18-98 E Concho Ave, San Angelo TX 76903, US|
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