Details for Clark House (Atlas Number 5027000905)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5027000905


Marker Number 905
Atlas Number 5027000905
Marker Title Clark House
Index Entry Clark House
Address 520 S. Main
City Belton
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 646497
UTM Northing 3436389
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in the early 1890s, this house was deeded by prominent Belton businessman Peter Hammersmith to his son, John Peter, as a wedding gift in 1895. The property was sold to Sophie Clark, widow of a Rogers lumberman, in 1899. During World War II, the home was converted to a duplex to help ease the housing shortage at Fort Hood (19 mi.W). Featuring semi-circular shingle bargeboards, the house remained in the Clark family for over eighty years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982