Details for Silsbee Ice Plant (Atlas Number 5199011166)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5199011166

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Marker Number 11166
Atlas Number 5199011166
Marker Title Silsbee Ice Plant
Index Entry Silsbee Ice Plant
Address 818 Ernest Ave.
City Silsbee
County Hardin
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 387044
UTM Northing 3357870
Subject Codes manufacturing
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Ernest and S 4th St., Silsbee
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The Silsbee Ice, Light, and Power Co., bought by Gulf States Utility Co. in 1926, grew rapidly after relocating to this structure in 1930. With a new spur track of the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe Railway in place, the company became a major regional ice distributor. The plant was sold to local businessmen in 1943 and functioned until 1981. Designed by D. H. Paulson, the raised 1-story brick building reflects Spanish revival stylistic influences in its tiled pent roofs and awnings. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991