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

The Lynch Building

 
 
The Lynch Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
1. The Lynch Building Marker
Inscription. This was Albany’s first stone mercantile store. It was erected in stages, combining Greek Revival and Victorian Italianate designs. In 1878, W.H. Miller built 1-story east unit, and permitted Albany Masonic Lodge to erect a second story. Local rancher J.C. Lynch in 1881 built the 2-story west unit. The “Live and Let Live” drugstore was an early tenant. L.H. Hill and family owned the property 1896-1974. Clifton Caldwell bought and restored it in 1974-75.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1975
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5373.)
 
Location. 32° 43.415′ N, 99° 17.829′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is at the intersection of S. 2nd Street (State Highway 6) and S. Main Street (U.S. 283), on the right when traveling west on S. 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the building wall left of the building entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 S. 2nd St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Robert Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham (within shouting distance of
The Lynch Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
2. The Lynch Building Marker
this marker); Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Cattle Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Shackelford County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Producing Oil Well in West Texas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Lynch Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
3. The Lynch Building
View to north across S. 2nd Street (SH 6)
The Lynch Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
4. The Lynch Building
At the northeast corner of the intersection of S. Main St (US 283) and S. 2nd St (SH 6)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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