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Chappell Hill in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Rock Store

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
1. Old Rock Store Marker
Inscription.  

Town's early masonry store, built 1869 by merchant John E. Glass. Has thick sandstone walls, massive hand-hewn and pegged pine timbers, doors and window shutters made with square nails. Tenants have been grocers and the Chappell Hill Post Office.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1971
Restored by Chappell Hill Historic Society

 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8383.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 30° 8.525′ N, 96° 15.435′ W. Marker is in Chappell Hill, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street (Farm to Market Road 1155) south of Cedar Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, just left of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5070 Main Street, Chappell Hill TX 77426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmers State Bank and Reinstein Store (within
Old Rock Store Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
2. Old Rock Store Marker (tall view)
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shouting distance of this marker); Providence Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Chappell Hill College (approx. ¼ mile away); Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Chappell Hill Female College Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chappell Hill.
 
Regarding Old Rock Store. Texas Historic Landmark (1971), National Register of Historic Places. Building now serves as the Chappell Hill Historical Society Meeting Hall.
 
Old Rock Store Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible left of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
3. Old Rock Store Marker (wide view; marker visible left of door)
Old Rock Store National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
4. Old Rock Store National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Old Rock Store (<i>front view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
5. Old Rock Store (front view)
Old Rock Store (<i>corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2013
6. Old Rock Store (corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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