Details for Site of The Andreas Lindig Lime Kiln (Atlas Number 5171010071)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010071


Marker Number 10071
Atlas Number 5171010071
Marker Title Site of The Andreas Lindig Lime Kiln
Index Entry Lindig, Andreas, Lime Kiln, Site of
Address US 290
City Stonewall
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 537549
UTM Northing 3345113
Subject Codes geology; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Gillespie County Safety Rest Area, between Trinity Lutheran Church and Lower Albert Road
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text First kiln, eastern Gillespie County. Built 1874 by Andreas Lindig, trained in his native Germany in quicklime making. On his homestead, he found rock to be hauled to this site by ox-wagon, using 7 loads of rock for each "batch" of lime. Post oak wood, burned in a cooking bed, produced high heat which produced the lime. Besides that for his own use, he made lime commercially for neighbors. Lindig's home (built 1874, about .5 mi. S) shows endurance of cement made from his lime. So does the 1963-1969 "Texas White House," built nearby in 1897 by Willie Meier. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970 Incise in base: Erected by Otto Lindig (age 86) and Lydia Lindig Bohls (age 60)