Details for Old Broom Factory Building (Atlas Number 5491009035)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009035


Marker Number 9035
Atlas Number 5491009035
Marker Title Old Broom Factory Building
Index Entry Broom Factory Building
Address Mays Street at Main St.
City Round Rock
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 626898
UTM Northing 3375944
Subject Codes commercial buildings; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of Mays & Main Streets, Round Rock
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Erected in 1876. Victorian-style building has ashlar-cut limestone front with stepped parapet and keystone arches. During prosperous railroad era, housed Round Rock Broom Company (1887?-1912), an important local business. (Broom made here won a gold medal at St. Louis World's Fair, 1904.) Building also housed general store, furniture store, school, skating rink, and car repair shop. Roger Burleson, owner, preserved structure, 1969. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970