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Calvert in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company

 
 
Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
1. Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription.  

Founded about 1870 as one of Calvert's first industries. The building is of county-made brick; iron facade came from St. Louis. Iron ore from local deposits and from Cherokee County (100 Mi. NE) was hauled here by horse-drawn wagons to be made into farm tools and other sturdy articles. Prominent Texans have owned this foundry. J. Adoue, member of a French family noted in state business, was an incorporator.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10907.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 30° 58.762′ N, 96° 40.487′ W. Marker is in Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 6) and East Mitchell Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. The marker is located on the right side of the front wall of the old business. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 Main Street, Calvert TX 77837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. The Jacques Adoue Building (a few steps from this marker); Casimir Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb’s Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Calvert (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Area of Chinese Farmers (about 500 feet away); Building of the Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (about 500 feet away); "The Calvert Bell" (about 500 feet away); Sneed Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calvert.
 
Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
2. Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company building and Marker
The view of the front of the Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
3. The view of the front of the Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker
The view of the Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker from across the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
4. The view of the Old Calvert Foundry and Manufacturing Company Marker from across the road
The marker is located to the left side of the Statue of Liberty.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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