Wiley G. Clarkson, Architect
Corsicana: June 1908 to Dec. 1911
Fort Worth: Jan. 1912 to May 5, 1952
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Mineral Wells, Texas
First United Methodist Church
301 NE 1st Street
The First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells a 1947 project. Construction took a couple of years. The cost was listed at $200,000.00
Poston Dry Goods Company
107 North Oak Ave.
Box 1 Job 127
The Poston building was owned by H.N. Frost and rented by the Postons until 1916/1917 when they purchased the property. In 1917/1918, the partition between the grocery store next door was removed, the building was remodeled, and the store grew to a 75-foor front. The job number falls into the correct range of years for the remodeling project. About 20 years in the future, my grandfather would design houses in Fort Worth for G. C. Poston and Sidney Poston (son?). The building is now the Palo Pinto Courthouse Annex.
May 30, 2015: About a week ago, Mineral Wells downtown area was hit by an EF1 tornado. It is unknown if the church building or the Poston building were damaged.
The man in the photo is Mr. Poston