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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Burnet County Historical Marker, Briggs State Bank
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size3.27 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Nov-07 12:13
Date modified4-Nov-07 12:13
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length26 mm
Focal length (35mm)39 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/320 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
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Metering modePattern
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Briggs State Bank

Briggs State Bank

Briggs
Burnet County, Texas
30 53.267' N 97 55.465' W

Text: 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.