Texas Historical Marker Unveiled For H-E-B In Kerrville
H-E-B has received its first historical marker. The Texas Historical Commission unveiled the historical marker for the company's location at 300 Main Street in Kerrville, the city where the company was founded in 1905.
Store representatives joined Kerrville and Kerr County officials to mark the occasion Tuesday, along with members of the Kerr County Historical Commission.
According to H-E-B's website, Florence Butt founded the first store 110 years ago with a $60 investment. It was the only store until the 1920s, when Florence's son, Howard E. Butt took over the company and added stores in Del Rio and Laredo.
Butt opened the first air-conditioned H-E-B in 1940.
Today there are almost 350 H-E-B stores in Texas and Mexico.
Texas Historical Markers commemorate diverse topics include the history and architecture of homes and commercial buildings, military sites, and events and people that changed the course of history.