Details for Rockwell Lumber Company Office Building (Atlas Number 5303004329)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5303004329


Marker Number 4329
Atlas Number 5303004329
Marker Title Rockwell Lumber Company Office Building
Index Entry Rockwell Lumber Company Office Building
Address 166 N. 7th Street
City Slaton
County Lubbock
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 254401
UTM Northing 3703107
Subject Codes railroads; commercial buildings
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 166 North 7th Street, Slaton
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1911, Rockwell Brothers and Co. purchased land from the Pecos and Northern (part of the Santa Fe) Railway for the construction of a lumberyard to serve the new town of Slaton. This two-story vernacular structure was then erected as an office, with living quarters above for the manager and his family. Robert W. Parker was the first manager to occupy the building, which served as the main office until Rockwell closed its Slaton operation in 1941. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986.