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OLD HESS BUILDING
Built in 1898 by Crummel Oric Hess (1853-1945). Native sandstone. Contained the Hess furniture and undertaking business 43 years. Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in state. Prominent civic leader. Served on city commission in early years. Helped organize Jacksboro National Bank; had first long distance telephone in this area. Organized first cemetery association here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967
Presented by Mrs. J. F. Boyd in memory of her father.