Details for Dr. A. H. A. and Ruby Jones House (Atlas Number 5037012938)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037012938


Marker Number 12938
Atlas Number 5037012938
Marker Title Dr. A. H. A. and Ruby Jones House
Index Entry Jones, Dr. A. H. A. and Ruby, House
Address 1121 South Lake Dr
City Texarkana
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 401400
UTM Northing 3697214
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; African American topics; Tudor Revival (Architectural style); women
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1121 South Lake Dr
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Ruby Lee Williams (1900-1979) was born in Texarkana to George and Carrie Williams. In 1928, she wed Jamaica-born Austin Hervin Archibald Jones (1901-1962), a successful dentist with a degree from Howard University. Ruby designed this bungalow-style home, utilizing African American craftsmen to build it in 1938. The home features decorative brickwork and a unique cubical tower. The Jones family often opened its home to touring African American entertainers, including Louis Armstrong and Dinah Washington. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002