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

Calder (Cotton) Square

 
 
Calder (Cotton) Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
1. Calder (Cotton) Square Marker
Inscription. City's hub, 1882-early 1900s, teeming with cotton buying, horse trades, band concerts, political rallies, switching railroad trains. Site of fire station, standpipe, 1933 memorial library named for lumberman J. H. Kurth (1857-1930), square was renamed 1961 for Kurth family friend, Louis Calder (1879-1963) of New York.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 6984.)
 
Location. 31° 20.354′ N, 94° 43.77′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Cotton Square near Lufkin Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Cotton Square, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. KRBA-AM Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kerr's Inc. (about 400 feet away); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin
Calder (Cotton) Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 23, 2010
2. Calder (Cotton) Square Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. mile away); Angelina County (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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