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DeShazo's "Silo"

— Uptown Spur Trail —

 
 
DeShazo's "Silo" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 8, 2022
1. DeShazo's "Silo" Marker
Inscription.  The nearby structure, commonly known as a silo, was in reality an incinerator for the DeShazo Lumber Company taht was located on this site.

George Napier "Nappy" DeShazo [1901-1991] began his sawmill job in 1922 as a bookkeeper with G.M. Finley's sawmill operation on Bridge Street.

Following Finley's death, Nappy purchased the Finley family interests and continued to operate the firm on Bridge Street until 1955 when a new facility was built at the corner of Clay and Mineral Streets. The Uptown Spur from the Dick & Willie railroad line ran through the building. The firm closed in 1971.

Information provided by Henry County Archivist Desmond Kendrick
 
Erected by City of Martinsville Department of Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 36° 41.536′ N, 79° 52.033′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker can be reached
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from the intersection of Depot Street and Ford Street, on the right when traveling west. Access the trail from the Depot Street parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Changing With Industry (approx. ¼ mile away); Traditions to Celebrate (approx. ¼ mile away); Martinsville's Early Textile Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martinsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigadier General Joseph Martin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Near War's End (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Uptown Spur Trail. TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Submitted on September 9, 2022.) 
 
DeShazo's "Silo" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 8, 2022
2. DeShazo's "Silo" Marker
Uptown Spur Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 8, 2022
3. Uptown Spur Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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