Details for Rountree Rock House (Atlas Number 5025004364)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5025004364


Marker Number 4364
Atlas Number 5025004364
Marker Title Rountree Rock House
Index Entry Rountree Rock House
City Beeville
County Bee
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Beeville, take US 59 west about 4 mi. Then go south on FM 1349 about 6 mi.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text On land bought 1875 by Joseph Gustave Rountree (1838-80), who planned house before his death. Built 1881 by his young widow, Elizabeth Cornelia, with aid of her father, John Stillwell. The lumber was Florida pine, hauled from Rockport. Stone, quarried as caliche and hardened by the air, came fron nearby Mulas Hills. Structure has withstood major stoms and is still owned by descendants: Adele Rountree, Ann Marie Rountree Anderson and sons. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971