Details for Margaret Chambers Home (Atlas Number 5021009169)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009169


Marker Number 9169
Atlas Number 5021009169
Marker Title Margaret Chambers Home
Index Entry Chambers, Margaret, Home
Address 502 Elm St.
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 661654
UTM Northing 3332341
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 502 Elm St., Bastrop
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Greek Revival residence was built in 1853 for Bartholomew Manlove (b. 1776), who was elected the first mayor of Bastrop two years later. In 1857, the property was sold to Margaret Chambers (d. 1897). Formerly married to Josiah Wilbarger (d. 1844), the well-known survivor of an 1833 Indian attack near Austin, she later wed Col. T. W. Chambers, a veteran of the Texas Revolution. Constructed of native wood, the home was deeded to her daugher Fenora in 1890. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962