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Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1

 
 
Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 13, 2013
1. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 Marker
Inscription. This kiln was built in 1871 by Scottish immigrant Peter C. Taylor (b. 1829). His patented kiln design permitted continuous firing, producing a superior lime that was used to make mortar for late 19th century Austin buildings and had a wide market elsewhere. Limestone from a nearby quarry, now known as Taylor Slough on Scenic Dr., was hauled along a wagon trail and then over a bridge to the top of the kiln. Operated by Taylor until the 1890s, the industrial complex based on this kiln and kiln no.2 (1 mi. S) was a major factor in Austinís early economy.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14654.)
 
Location. 30° 18.311′ N, 97° 46.275′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Pecos Street south of River Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located inside Reed Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2624 Pecos Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lilia and Josephine Casis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sweetbrush (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laguna Gloria (approx. half a mile away); Camp Mabry
Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 13, 2013
2. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 0.7 miles away); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Steele (approx. 0.7 miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 13, 2013
3. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1
City of Austin Landmark sign on the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 13, 2013
4. City of Austin Landmark sign on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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