Details for Messer-Limmer Farmhouse (Atlas Number 5027012391)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5027012391


Marker Number 12391
Atlas Number 5027012391
Marker Title Messer-Limmer Farmhouse
Index Entry Messer-Limmer Farmhouse
Address 1717 Eberhardt Rd
City Temple
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 656587
UTM Northing 3444234
Subject Codes farms
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association grounds, Eberhardt Rd.; relocated to Temple from Bartlett area ca. 2006; former location=3.8 miles east of Bartlett on FM 487, then 1.6 miles south on Aubrey Messer Rd., then 0.6 miles north on drive to house
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This vernacular farmhouse was built in 1895 for Mary Margaret Messer (d. 1919) by her sons and grandsons. It was purchased in 1920 by F. A. Limmer, local landowner and citizen of the nearby community of Alligator. Features of the Cumberland plan house include board-and-batten siding and shed roof. The home and outbuildings are rare surviving examples of the type of farm complexes once found throughout Bell County. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989