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Clay Pit Bucket Tower

Austin Landmark

 
 
Clay Pit Bucket Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 12, 2012
1. Clay Pit Bucket Tower Marker
Inscription. This tower and two others supported a cable conveyor that brought clay from pits south of the Colorado River to a brick making facility nearby. A. J. Zilker installed the system in 1902. In 1912, the Butler Brick Company leased his plant, operating the tower system until 1942.
 
Location. 30° 16.325′ N, 97° 46.138′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Veterans Drive south of West Cesar Chavez Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake, at the Texas Rowing Center. The marker is visible from Lady Bird Lake trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1541 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Travis County (approx. mile away); Esperanza School Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedes of Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedish Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Johnson Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ashford McGill House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Men's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
One of the two Clay Pit Bucket Towers image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 12, 2012
2. One of the two Clay Pit Bucket Towers
Clay Pit Bucket Towers image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 25, 2013
3. Clay Pit Bucket Towers
The reverse of the marker can be seen to the left of the Towers in this view from the canoe dock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida.   3. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016.
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