Mason Historic District

Irregular pattern along both sides of U.S. 87 and TX 29, Mason, Texas


National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1974
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Commerce; Military; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Courthouse; Correctional facility; Religious structure; School; Specialty store
Current functions
Correctional facility; Single dwelling; Specialty store; Multiple dwelling; Courthouse
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1869; 1914
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 186
Contributing structures: 6
Non-contributing buildings: 78
Non-contributing structures: 1


19th Century (37,676)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1869 (324)
Built during 1860s (3,742)
Classical Revival (4,556)
District (10,419)
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival (16,279)
Limestone (8,192)
Mason County, Texas (7)
Mason, Texas (4)
Sandstone (4,861)
Second Empire (1,064)
Texas (3,648)
Victorian (19,697)