||First Plant of Acme Brick Company
||Acme Brick Company, First Plant
||Bennett Road & FM 113
||manufacturing; geology; factories, industrial buildings
||Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
||From Weatherford take US80/I20 W about 13.5 miles to FM 113. Take FM 113 about 1 mile N, then follow Bennett Road NW about 3 miles
||18" x 28"
|| First manufacturer in Texas to make high-grade pressed brick. Founded 1891 by industrial pioneer George Bennett (1852-1907), developer of coal mining and other natural resources.
Located here because of large deposits of shale near Brazos River. Bennett Community grew up around plant, with dormitory and store. The kilns were fired with local fuel; coal, then wood.
Brick were shipped out by mule-drawn wagons or nearby Texas & Pacific Railroad. Before 75th anniversary in 1966, Acme became the largest maker of face brick in the United States.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.