Details for J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House (Atlas Number 5043002669)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5043002669


Marker Number 2669
Atlas Number 5043002669
Marker Title J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House
Index Entry Carr, J.C.-Bob Slight House
Address 406 5th St.
City Alpine
County Brewster
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 406 5th St., Alpine
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Bulit 1884 by an early settler, J.C. Carr. Adobe brick double walls were laid at night, slowly drying to super-strength, in time honoerd southwestern manner. Five abobe rooms were added after 1903 sale to Judge R.B. Slight (1869-1953), English law clerk who came here to be a cowboy after seeing wild west shows. Judge Slight was civic leader, rancher and merchant, influential in founding Sul Ross College. He lived in this house 50 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968. House now owned by F.J. Ellyson.