308 Box Factory Road

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308 Box Factory Road 1986 Survey Information
  • Site No.: D-0925
  • Address: 308 Box Factory Road
  • Date: 1930
  • Town: Diboll
  • Block: Lake Addition No 2, Block 2
  • Lot: 5 or 6
  • Condition: Good
  • Description: 1-story; wood frame with board and batten siding; pier foundation; rectangular plan; gable roof with extended rafter ends, knee braces, composition shingles; extended porch with shed roof, 4 x 4 posts, one entry door; windows 4/4 wood double-hung.
  • Significance:  Many of the houses in this Lake Addition were moved in from Red Town on the other side of Diboll and all painted white.  Prior to that site they were at a logging camp at Fastrell.  They are all 1-story frame built in 3 sections, the center or main section with two end sections or wings on either side.  The three sections are tied together with cables and turnbuckles tightened by winches.  The sections are tied to the other by two distinctive wood 4x4s.  Originally most had bull nosed or 117 siding, 4/4 windows, gable composition roofs, and concrete block foundation.  They constitute a significant type of worker housing moved from one place to another by rail cars.  There are approximately 25 of these structures in the Lake Addition neighborhood.