Details for Chancellor House (Atlas Number 5021009170)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009170


Marker Number 9170
Atlas Number 5021009170
Marker Title Chancellor House
Index Entry Chancellor House
Address 201 Ramona
City Smithville
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677290
UTM Northing 3321108
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 201 Ramona, Smithville
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Prominent area land developer and merchant J. H. Chancellor (1876-1938) built this residence about 1909. The house was located in the center of Smithville's business district, near the railroad depot and several hotels. It exhibits Classical Revival (balustrade, stone lintels and sills, and 2-story fluted columns) and Romanesque (distinctive arched porch detail) style influences. It remained the Chancellor residence until 1938. Dr. J. D. Stephens (1890-1972), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Railroad surgeon, acquired the property in 1941. Dr. Stephens converted part of the ground floor for use as a clinic. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995