“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Badger Building

The Badger Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. The Badger Building Marker
Inscription. Completed about 1883, this two-story limestone structure is representative of other commercial buildings located on the Courthouse Square in the 1880s. It was built for local financier Dr. W. H. Westfall and Captain Brandt Badger (b. 1839), a native of Georgia who had served in the Confederate Army from Texas during the Civil War. Badger and his son Walter operated a wholesale and retail drugstore on the ground floor. The second floor area, divided into five rooms, was leased for use as office space. Badger sold the business in 1885 and later, in partnership with Adam R. Johnson, helped establish the nearby town of Marble Falls (14 mi. S).

For the latter part of the nineteenth century the structure housed a hardware store. In 1903 the newly formed Burnet National Bank was located here and remained at this site until it closed as a result of the economic depression of the 1930s.

The Badger Building has also been used by the State Parks Board, the Burnet Rural Telephone Company, the Farm Loan Association, doctors, lawyers, and various businesses. From 1948 to 1959 it served as the Burnet Post Office. In 1966 the structure was occupied by the Youth and Community Center.
Erected 1980 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9696.)
The Badger Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
2. The Badger Building and Marker
30° 45.409′ N, 98° 13.57′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the intersection of South Pierce Street and East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on South Pierce Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 S Pierce St, Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Adam R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnet Bulletin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Galloway House (about 400 feet away); Burnet County Jail (about 400 feet away); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (about 500 feet away); Old Cook Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Rest (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Russell-McFarland Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnet.
Also see . . .  The Badger Building. Old picture of the Badger Building at the Burnet County Photo Album hosted by (Submitted on February 12, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
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