Details for Granbury Light Plant (Atlas Number 5221002243)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221002243

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Marker Number 2243
Atlas Number 5221002243
Marker Title Granbury Light Plant
Index Entry Granbury Light Plant
Address East Ewell and North Brazos streets
City Granbury
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 614078
UTM Northing 3590714
Subject Codes buildings; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of East Ewell and North Brazos streets
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Before 1923, privately owned light companies supplied electricity to the citizens of Granbury. In that year, the residents voted to build and own their own power plant. The city purchased the Granbury water, ice, light and power company and built this structure to house the new plant. Constructed by the municipal engineering company, the industrial building still houses the diesel engines and other machinery that generated electricity until the plant closed in 1954.