Pilot Point is what I would call a smaller city with an estimated population of 4753 as of 2021 demographic and the 377th largest city in Texas, located in Denton county. Don’t be fooled by the numbers. It has a big heart and great people with many exciting locations.
I visited on the morning of what was going to be a great gathering in the square. Locals were still setting up as I wandered around with not many hanging about. I often prefer this better as I can freely move around without crowds in the shots.
I have included below shots that I found the most interesting from my adventure and hope you enjoy them. Suppose you get a chance to visit Pilot Point. In that case, I recommend a stroll around the square for some beautiful discoveries.
This excellent window is on the sidewall of the Lowbrows Beer & Wine Garden. Originally a restaurant called ‘Dad Robin’s Place’ from 1900 to 1960. It also served as Denton county’s oldest newspaper’s location, ‘The Pilot Point Post Signal.’
The newspaper was established in 1878 by David J. Moffitt and James T. Jones. One line I love from the paper’s historical marker is it ‘opposed the lawless element in town.’
The Farmers and Merchants Bank now appears to be what I would describe as an art and antique store. I believe only the lower level is in use after a discussion with the person in the store. They commented that the building needed repairs, and indeed the day I was there, part of the lower level showed signs of water damage.
The building is fabulous with exciting architecture, and the inside is just as welcoming to the eye.
I am not sure what this building served as initially. Only the faded word ‘ice’ gives us a clue. The door does suggest that it wants to remain closed.
It was hard to tell if the building was still in operation as it was difficult to see through the window, but I feel it now sits as a reminder of times past.
The old Bank is still a grand building making its mark over time with a sturdy structure that will go down fighting.