Old Rock Store

Old Rock Store (HMHL8)

Location: Austin, TX 78735 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 14.138', W 97° 51.54'

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Influenced by the style of early German rock buildings in central Texas, James Andrew Patton (1853-1944) supervised the construction of this building in 1898. A German mason laid the stone.Patton fought Comanches as a Texas Ranger and was a civic leader and local postmaster. He was known affectionately as "the mayor of Oak Hill." He and his family, followed by others, operated a general store here for many years. The building also housed a local Woodmen of the World lodge hall on the second floor.
HM NumberHMHL8
Marker Number12244
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 609789 N 3345446
Decimal Degrees30.23563333, -97.85900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 14.138', W 97° 51.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 14' 8.28" N, 97° 51' 32.40" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6266 W Hwy 290, Austin TX 78735, US
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