Fig Preserving Plant Historical

Fig Preserving Plant Historical (HM1UVS)

Location: Friendswood, TX 77546 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 31.808', W 95° 12.099'

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Figs, the life's blood of Friendswood 1910 to circa 1956, were preserved and shipped from this Fig Preserving Plant. This business, opened in 1924 at this site by Quaker Cecil Brown, (son of the founder) was neither the first nor the last local preserving plant; however it had the most impact on the community. Even in the Great Depression, it provided a marked for the farmers' figs and some cash in the famlies' pockets.

Cecil Brown sold his plant to J.R. May in 1958, after 34 years in the fig business. Friendswood had one of the first fig preserving plants on the Gulf Coast, the J.C. Carpenter plant opened in 1910 near Clear Creek on present-day E. Castlewood and it had the last of the eighteen Gulf Coast plants, the J.R. May plant, which closed in 1968.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286635 N 3268743
Decimal Degrees29.53013333, -95.20165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.808', W 95° 12.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 48.48" N, 95° 12' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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