Posted by: QuesterMark
N 32° 26.577 W 097° 47.218
14S E 614027 N 3590182
Quick Description: This medallion and plate is attached to the building on the Square in Granbury that is now the Brazos River Trading Company.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 8:56:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM6WDA
Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry: Aston-Landers Building
Address: 113 Bridge St.
Subject Codes: saloons; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Year Marker Erected: 1974
Designations: Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Size: 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Number: 222
Erected 1893 as a saloon by Andy Aston and George Landers; of native stone, with patented iron front. Here occurred a 1901 duel that badly injured a non-participating horseman on the square. Crusader Carrie Nation visited Granbury in 1905, and in 1906 voters outlawed liquor. Afterward Aston had his buggy and harness shop in the building, employing fine leather craftsmen Charlie Maxwell and Wilkes McCuen. Later the building housed shops of many kinds.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974
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