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

Old Rock Store

 
 
Old Rock Store Marker image. Click for full size.
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 Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8383.)
 
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. Touch for map. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, just left of the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5070 Main Street, Chappell Hill TX 77426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmers State Bank and Reinstein Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx.
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)
0.4 miles away); Early Texas River Steamers (approx. 3.7 miles away); Blue Bell Creameries (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (approx. 8 miles away); County Commissioners Court (approx. 8.6 miles away); Washington County C. S. A. (approx. 8.6 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.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Rock Store.
constructed in 1869 using native sandstone and cedar, was originally built for use as a general store. Over the years it has served as a feed store, a butcher shop and, at one time, housed the Chappell Hill Post Office. (Submitted on December 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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 December 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 2 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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