Details for Watson Feed Store (Atlas Number 5507015253)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015253

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Marker Number 15253
Atlas Number 5507015253
Marker Title Watson Feed Store
Index Entry Watson Feed Store
Address 308 Texas Avenue
City Mart
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705714
UTM Northing 3491422
Subject Codes commercial buildings
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Ruff Watson (1879-1950) bought this site in 1903 and established the R. Watson Feed Store. He offered a variety of goods and service, including feed, seed, wood, and coal, as well as a slaughterhouse, butcher shop and leather goods store. He built this structure in 1906. His son, Murray Watson, Sr. (1906-1990), renamed the business Watson Feed Store in 946 and later passed the business on to his son. Today, the building retains its original details, including the polychrome brick, with pediments, corbelling and pilasters that extend beyond the cornice. Registered Texas Historic Landmark - 2003