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Burton Cotton Gin and Museum (Burton Farmer's Gin)

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Burton Farmer's Gin
c. 1914 with additions. 307 N. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The often-expanded complex of corrugated-clad forms is recognized for its largely intact ginning equipment illustrating the development of cotton ginning in the early twentieth century, from steam to diesel and, finally, to electrical power. Graduate students from the University of Texas School of Architecture documented the complex for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) in 1989. The gin has been rehabilitated and is open as a museum and serves as the community's center for barn dances and the annual Gin Festival.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Burton Cotton Gin and Museum (Burton Farmer's Gin)", [Burton, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 82-82.

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