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

Site of Svrcek Garage

 
 
Svrcek Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 22, 2016
1. Svrcek Garage Marker
Inscription. Frank Svrcek owned a commercial building here in the 1890s. The rectangular frame building with stepped parapet had two pairs of doors, one tin and the other wooden. Walter Meinenís Chevrolet dealership in the 1920s, and later Harry Cordesí garage, had a dirt floor. Customers drove cars through the tin doors and drove out the back after repairs were done. Willie Svrcek returned from WWII service to find his familyís building vacant, then opened Svrcek Garage, installing gas and kerosene pumps and a concrete floor. He also divided part of the building to become Vitek Appliance. The building later housed a feed store before it was razed in 2012.
 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17785.)
 
Location. 29° 54.277′ N, 96° 40.582′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Fayette Street south of North Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TX 78940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Svrcek Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Zapp Building (within shouting distance of this marker);
Location of Svrcek Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, July 22, 2016
2. Location of Svrcek Garage Marker
James J. Ross (approx. 4.7 miles away); Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Oldenburg (approx. 7.3 miles away); Rutersville (approx. 7.9 miles away); Asa Hill of Rutersville (approx. 7.9 miles away); Henniger Family Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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