Details for Barnard's Mill (Atlas Number 5425000304)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5425000304


Marker Number 304
Atlas Number 5425000304
Marker Title Barnard's Mill
Index Entry Barnard's Mill
Address 315 SW Barnard St.
City Glen Rose
County Somervell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 617099
UTM Northing 3566822
Subject Codes mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 315 SW Barnard St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Early Texas grist mill. Built like a fort -- with gun ports and walls 3 feet thick at bottom -- to withstand Indian attacks. Constructed in 1860 by Charles Barnard, who (with his brother, George) ran it until 1874. Previously the Barnards had successful trading houses in Waco village and elsewhere. For years, social events were held on the third floor. Cotton gin annex was erected in 1895. Building was a hospital 1943-71. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1962