Details for Ele B. Baggett Home (Atlas Number 5027001445)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5027001445


Marker Number 1445
Atlas Number 5027001445
Marker Title Ele B. Baggett Home
Index Entry Baggett, Ele B., Home
Address 1019 N. Main
City Belton
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 646848
UTM Northing 3438044
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Construction on this Queen Anne style home, which features sunbursts in the gables, elaborate corner brackets, and fish-scale shingles, was begun in 1892 by Ele Bright Baggett (1847-1934) and his wife, Mary Carolyn (Butts). The house is across the street from the home of Baggett's father, Silas, one of Belton's founders. After Ele, his brother James Monroe, and their father served in the Civil War, they returned to Bell County and drove many herds of cattle to Kansas and Montana. Ele had interests in land, cotton gins, and banking. The Baggetts sold the home in 1900. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983