Details for Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station (Atlas Number 5221000284)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221000284

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Marker Number 284
Atlas Number 5221000284
Marker Title Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station
Index Entry Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station
Address 210 E. Pearl St.
City Granbury
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 614161
UTM Northing 3590073
Subject Codes automobile topics; commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This cut limestone structure was built in 1895 to house the hardware operation of D.O. Baker and J.D. Rylee. The following year, Baker's brother Jess joined the partnership, and in 1898 the store became the Baker Hardware Company. When the Transcontinental Oil Company purchased the building in 1929, two walls were removed to provide automobile access for the sale of gasoline. A landmark on the square, the building reflects Granbury's early commercial growth.