Details for Rabb House (Atlas Number 5021012765)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021012765


Marker Number 12765
Atlas Number 5021012765
Marker Title Rabb House
Index Entry Rabb House
Address 401 Colorado Street
City Smithville
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 678134
UTM Northing 3321450
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 401 Colorado Street
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Virgil Sullivan Rabb, Jr. (1870-1943), came to Smithville in 1891 with his family when his father bought the Calcasieu Lumber Company. The Rabb family had been in this area since receiving land grants in Fayette County in 1823. Rabb ran the lumber company for his father and became a prominent local citizen. In 1912, he and his wife, Lillian (McCollum) (d. 1960), built this home with Queen Anne design and classical ornamentation, a two-story wrapped porch, asymmetrical plan, ionic columns and entry detailed with bull's-eye molding, transoms and sidelights. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002