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

Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet

 
 
Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet Marker
Inscription. Logan Vandeveer (1815-55), a hero of the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, came here about 1849 as a Fort Croghan beef supplier. He became first United States Postmaster in Burnet and in 1854 built this native stone structure. With a partner named Taylor, he had a store on the ground floor. Vandeveer was a charter member of Valley Lodge No. 175, A. F. & A. M., which occupied the top floor from 1855 to 1969. The Lodge still owns the building.
 
Erected 1966 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9739.)
 
Location. 30° 45.339′ N, 98° 13.619′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main St. and E. League St., on the right when traveling north on S. Main St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 S. Main St, Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Galloway House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Burnet Bulletin (about 300 feet away); General Adam R. Johnson (about 500 feet away); The Badger Building (about 500 feet away); Burnet County Jail
Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
2. Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cook Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Whitaker Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Logan Vandeveer from The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Longhorn Caverns Marker. Logan Vandeveer was one of three Texas Rangers attributed to the rescue of Mariel King from Comanches at Longhorn Caverns in 1840. (Submitted on December 31, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

3. Valley Lodge 175 website. (Submitted on February 15, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
4. Images of America: Burnet. Excerpt from book describing the building. Carole A. Goble, author. (Submitted on February 15, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable BuildingsWar, Mexican-American
 
Valley Lodge No. 175, Masonic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 3, 2009
3. Valley Lodge No. 175, Masonic Marker
This is the marker just to the right of the historic marker in the building photo above.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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