Details for Mill Pond House (Atlas Number 5411003379)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5411003379


Marker Number 3379
Atlas Number 5411003379
Marker Title Mill Pond House
Index Entry Mill Pond House
Address US 190, E Commerce & S Mill
City San Saba
County San Saba
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 527344
UTM Northing 3451231
Subject Codes mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins; water topics
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Mill Pond Park, 190, E. City Limits, San Saba (where E. Commerce meets S. Mill and Doug Sullivan).
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Structure of great value to community in early days. Erected about 1875 by John H. ("Shorty") Brown (1817-96), one of founders of San Saba, in 1850s. This building housed machinery of gristmill (which ground corn meal, for bread) and a cotton gin. It was run by water power supplied by San Saba Springs. After mill was in disuse, city water system machinery was housed here. San Saba Garden Club restored the building after acquisition, 1956.