Historical Marker

Oldest Commercial Building - Burnet

Source: Photos by Barry Caraway, <barrycaraway@hotmail.com>, Aug 2002

 

 

 

LOCATION: 309 S. Main, Burnet.
Logan Vandeveer (1815-55), a hero of the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, came here about 1849 as a Fort Croghan beef supplier. He became first United States postmaster in Burnet and in 1854 built this native stone structure. With a partner named Taylor, he had a store on the ground floor. Vandeveer was a charter member of Valley Lodge No. 175, A.F. & A.M., which occupied the top floor from 1855 to 1969, owning the building many years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966.

 

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