“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Early Commercial Building

Early Commercial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Early Commercial Building Marker
Inscription. Erected to house private bank as well as hardware and lumber business of John A. Nelson and Associates. Bank was closed in 1922; commercial use continues.

Architecturally important for facade of cast iron and pressed tin. Ornamented pilasters and columns of this type were used in many late 19th-early 20th century structures in central Texas. This front is notable for its continuous preservation. The building is of native limestone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark—1970.
Erected 1970 by the Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9085.)
Location. 30° 30.536′ N, 97° 40.655′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on East Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 E Main Ave, Round Rock TX 78664, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Round Rock (a few steps from this marker); Andrew J. Palm House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Broom Factory Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Otto Reinke Building (about 400 feet away); Sam Bass' Death Site
Early Commercial Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Early Commercial Building
The markers are the to the far right of the building in this view.
(about 600 feet away); Nelson-Crier House (about 700 feet away); A. J. and Carolina Anderson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Olson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
Also see . . .  Early Commercial Building. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on February 17, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 868 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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