Details for Old Cotton Oil Mill (Atlas Number 5399003713)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5399003713


Marker Number 3713
Atlas Number 5399003713
Marker Title Old Cotton Oil Mill
Index Entry Cotton Oil Mill, Old
Address 711 North Melwood St.
City Winters
County Runnels
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 408752
UTM Northing 3537093
Subject Codes agriculture, general; mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 711 North Melwood Street, Winters
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text First local industrial plant. Processed cottonseed into cake, meal, hulls, oil. Gave city a good payroll, a work whistle marking times of day, and a good aroma. Built 1909-10 by Bird, Hall and Mertz, of San Angelo. Stone for millhouse was quarried at Posey farm, on Gap Creek (southeast of city). Owned by Herman Giesecke and Associates, of Ballinger (1911-27); then by Anderson, Clayton & Co., of Houston. Mill closed in 1939 after cotton farming declined. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962