Details for Crocheron-McDowall House (Atlas Number 5021009174)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009174


Marker Number 9174
Atlas Number 5021009174
Marker Title Crocheron-McDowall House
Index Entry Crocheron-McDowall House
Address 1502 Wilson
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1502 Wilson, Bastrop
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text New York native Henry Crocheron (1806-1873) and his wife Mary Ann Tipple (1816--1888) built this Greek Revival house about 1857. A prominent businessman with interests in lumbering, land, and cotton, Crocheron was one of Bastrop's earliest leaders in civic affairs and local government. Here the Crocherons raised a niece, Mary Ann "Mollie" Nicholson McDowall, who married, went abroad, and returned here after the death of her husband William McDowall and inherited the home in 1888. She later ran a music school here before moving to Houston, where she was a successful clubwoman. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962 Incise on base: Lower Colorado River Authority - 1996