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Nederland in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Mercantile Building

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, April 5, 2021
1. First Mercantile Building Marker
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Site of
First Mercantile Building

As agent for the Port Arthur Land Company, Dutch immigrant G. W. Kilsdonk, Jr., worked to encourage people from his native Holland to settle in this area in the late 1890s. He built a number of businesses to serve the developing community, including a two-story mercantile store at this site. In addition to its function as a supply center, the Mercantile building also served as a community gathering place and meeting hall for many organizations, businesses, churches, and social groups. The original Mercantile building was destroyed by fire n 1909.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10520.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 58.559′ N, 93° 59.472′ W. Marker is in Nederland, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Boston Avenue near North 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nederland TX 77627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this

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By Cajun Scrambler, April 5, 2021
2. First Mercantile Building Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Nederland (approx. ¼ mile away); W.M."Tex" Ritter (approx. ¼ mile away); Interurban Rail Service (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Nederland (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church of Port Neches (approx. 1.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church Of Port Neches (approx. 2 miles away); Southeast Texas Regional Airport (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tex Ritter (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nederland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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