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Dedication

The historic W. C. Williams Building, built in 1909, was recently recognized as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) during a ceremony in Palacios, TX. The building has been a cornerstone and anchor of the commercial and cultural life of Palacios and Matagorda County, Texas for 107 years. The ceremony was sponsored by the Matagorda County Historical […]

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For years Paul & Donna Christensen had dreamed of living on the Texas Gulf Coast. Besides hoping to move to a small town, their plans included the unusual desire of locating an old downtown commercial building and restoring/remodeling the structure.  In 2010, a multi-year Internet search led them to Palacios and the building at 456 […]

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The following information is excerpted from the original Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) narrative on the W.C. Williams Building W. C. Williams Building I Context Palacios is situated on State Highway 35 halfway between Houston and Corpus Christi in the southwestern corner of Matagorda County. The town is also on Tres Palacios Bay (after which it is named), an […]

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W. C. Williams Building Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) The story of the W. C. Williams Building is a story that has been told thousands of times across America. Men and women with vision and drive decide to settle an area of the country, take up roots and raise a family. In so doing they […]

Restoration

The Christensens spent the better part of three years updating the structure. A new Duro-Last commercial roof was installed and repairs to various roof support truss beams were completed, including new insulation batts. A new commercial gutter system was installed to handle storm water run off. New flooring was installed throughout the building both upstairs and […]

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Added Research

Added Research This page contains additional research information on the Williams Building, the Williams Family, Palacios and Matagorda County, TX. New facts are being discovered as we continue our research into this fascinating area of the Texas Gulf Coast and Matagorda County. Some of the earliest settlements in Texas occurred in this area including the […]

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Thanks

Many people had a hand in building and preserving the W. C. Williams building over the years. The contributions of these folks and their interest in and contribution to the life of the structure is the reason we can celebrate its survival to this day. Each person had a part in the history of the […]

W. C. Williams Building Historic Marker Dedication ceremony was recently held in Palacios, TX

The historic W. C. Williams Building, built in 1909, was recently recognized as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) during a ceremony in Palacios, TX. The building has been a cornerstone and anchor of the commercial and cultural life of Palacios and Matagorda County, Texas for 107 years. The ceremony was sponsored by the Matagorda County Historical […]

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