Preserve Granbury is partnering with the City of Granbury to rehabilitate three historic buildings in Lambert Branch Park, located east of the U.S. Post Office along North Stockton Street. Nestled along Lambert Branch, the park is the historic home of Granbury’s electricity, ice, and water supply systems since the turn of the 20th century. The Granbury Light Plant is still there with its three old diesel engines intact.
The City of Granbury moved three other historic buildings to Lambert Branch Park to save them from demolition. Among them are the Granbury News-Crockett-Crawford Building, where Frank Gaston, Ashleigh Crockett, and A.B. and Norma Crawford published the community’s newspapers from 1900 through 1964. The old photo above shows an early pulley system used to drive the printing press and ceiling fan. The cast iron brackets and part of the old pulley system are still intact inside the building.
Lambert Branch Park also features the Walley House, built in the 1880s, and the Walker House, built by the 1890s. Preserve Granbury’s board of directors recently voted to allot $14,000 raised with community support to build new foundations for these two historic houses.
Preserve Granbury recently published a new history of our community–Historic Hood County, an Illustrated History. The county’s story begins with pre-history and concludes in the 21 century. Each book is $39.95, or if you purchase six or more copies, each book is $24. To order your copy of Historic Hood County, personally signed by author Mary Saltarelli, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-573-2787.