Details for John and Mary Colwick House (Atlas Number 5035002825)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035002825


Marker Number 2825
Atlas Number 5035002825
Marker Title John and Mary Colwick House
Index Entry Colwick, John and Mary, House
City Clifton
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 623428
UTM Northing 3509038
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; Norweigan settlement; Eastlake; women
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Clifton take FM 219 8 miles west; take CR 4230 south 1 mile; take CR 4235 1.1 miles west to house (first on the right)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text John Colwick and his parents came to Texas with Norwegian colonizer Cleng Peerson in 1859. Colwick married Mary Jenson in 1879, and they lived in a small home on this site. Using some materials from that dwelling, this house was constructed for them in 1889 by J. H. Nordahl. The vernacular farmhouse exhibits unusual proportions derived from traditional Norwegian forms. Its simple, elegant detailing includes Eastlake brackets on the porch. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989