Details for Sharp General Store (Atlas Number 5331008002)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5331008002


Marker Number 8002
Atlas Number 5331008002
Marker Title Sharp General Store
Index Entry Sharp General Store
Address FM 487
City San Gabriel
County Milam
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 676391
UTM Northing 3403493
Subject Codes markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 6 mi. NE on FM 486, 2 mi. W on FM 487
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Civil War veteran Daniel G. Davis, Sr. (1836-1927) built this structure in two stages in 1895 and 1896. The Sharp General Store, which Davis and his descendants operated here until 1985, was the area's largest mercantile facility and main outlet for local produce. It offered banking services, public scales, and a place for local citizens to socialize and enjoy water from a barrel on the porch. It is a fine example of late 19th century free-standing commercial architecture. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995