Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1

Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (HM1BA8)

Location: Austin, TX 78703 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 18.311', W 97° 46.275'

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This kiln was built in 1871 by Scottish immigrant Peter C. Taylor (b. 1829). His patented kiln design permitted continuous firing, producing a superior lime that was used to make mortar for late 19th century Austin buildings and had a wide market elsewhere. Limestone from a nearby quarry, now known as Taylor Slough on Scenic Dr., was hauled along a wagon trail and then over a bridge to the top of the kiln. Operated by Taylor until the 1890s, the industrial complex based on this kiln and kiln no.2 (1 mi. S) was a major factor in Austin's early economy.
HM NumberHM1BA8
Marker Number14654
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 618150 N 3353242
Decimal Degrees30.30518333, -97.77125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.311', W 97° 46.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 18.66" N, 97° 46' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3305 River Rd, Austin TX 78703, US
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