Mount Vernon City Hall and Fire Station

Firehouse MuseumThe City Hall/Fire Station project for Mount Vernon, Texas was approved in 1940 with an appropriation of $4,711 in WPA funds.  The two-story, natural stone building was constructed with an estimated total cost of $8,100 (“City Hall project for Mt. Vernon approved,” The Paris News (Paris, Texas), 21 April 1940, p. 3).

The building will contain a garage for two fire trucks and the second floor will be an auditorium.

City offices were located on the first floor.  The building is currently in use as a museum.


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