White Deer Land Company Building - Pampa, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 32.113 W 100° 57.656
14S E 322223 N 3934167
Quick Description: Heavy British investment in both the original company and the successor.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 8:41:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM6ZF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 4

Long Description:

Now a museum.
Business Hours: 8am to 4pm.
Visitors Hours: 1pm to 4pm ~ Tuesday thru Sat.
If doors are locked please ring doorbell located to your right.
Texas Historical Commission Marker Text:

WHITE DEER LAND BUILDING
Erected in 1916
Houses property records of the White Deer Land Company (1886-1957), one of the strongest commercial influences in settlement of the Texas Panhandle.

Organized from wreckage of the bankrupt Francklyn Land and Cattle Company - whose chief stockholder was Lord Rosebery, Prime Minister of England - the White Deer Company developed during widespread British speculation in Texas cattle and ranching, 1870s-80s.

At its beginning, the London-financed and Wall-Street-Based Trust owned land equal in area to the state of Rhode Island. These 631,000 acres lay in Gray, Roberts, Carson, and Hutchinson Counties.

The Company (Managed by George Tyng, T.D. Hobart, C.P. Buckler, and M.K. Brown) surveyed the land, laid out farms and ranches, sank wells, built hundreds of miles of wire fence, and aided civic projects. During the disastrous drouth of 1910, it made available to local farmers $100,000 in loans to buy wheat seed.

Upon discovery of oil on White Deep land in 1921, the firm made vast gains by retaining half of the mineral rights on remaining land sold. It was liquidated in 1957. This building has also housed a Masonic Lodge, Post Office, medical and dental offices, and has accommodated religious services.

Street address:
116 S. Cuyler St.,
Pampa, TX USA
79065


County / Borough / Parish: Gray County

Year listed: 2000

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 1:00 PM To: 4:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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