Details for Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (Atlas Number 5053009739)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5053009739


Marker Number 9739
Atlas Number 5053009739
Marker Title Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet
Index Entry Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet
Address 313 S. Main St.
City Burnet
County Burnet
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 573986
UTM Northing 3402777
Subject Codes commercial buildings; fraternal organizations
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 313 S. Main St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Logan Vandeveer (1815-55), a hero of the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, came here about 1849 as a Fort Croghan beef supplier. He became first United States Postmaster in Burnet and in 1854 built this native stone structure. With a partner named Taylor, he had a store on the ground floor. Vandeveer was a charter member of Valley Lodge No. 175, A. F. & A. M., which occupied the top floor from 1855 to 1969. The Lodge still owns the building. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966