Details for C. Eckhardt and Sons Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5123000593


Marker Number 593
Atlas Number 5123000593
Marker Title C. Eckhardt and Sons Building
Index Entry Eckhardt and Sons Building
City Yorktown
County DeWitt
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 645701
UTM Northing 3206817
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main and Eckhardt Streets, Yorktown
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Erected 1876. Had iron shutters, elevator, walls 25 inches thick. Housed general mercantile store begun by pioneer Caesar Eckhardt family in 1848, soon after founding of Yorktown. Wagons brought in goods from seaport of Indianola. Gold and silver hidden under potatoes were sent to San Antonio to purchase other supplies. During the Civil War, wife ran the business while the husband and two sons served the south. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965

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