Details for W. W. Townsend Home (Atlas Number 5043005679)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5043005679


Marker Number 5679
Atlas Number 5043005679
Marker Title W. W. Townsend Home
Index Entry Townsend, W. W., Home
Address 807 W. Sul Ross Avenue
City Alpine
County Brewster
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 627834
UTM Northing 3359118
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; Eastlake
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 807 W. Sul Ross Avenue (Ave. D)
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Built in 1908 by local architect and building contractor William Daugherty for William Wallace Townsend (1833-1915), this house is a good example of a turn-of-the-century residence. Allen H. Palmer purchased the home in 1920 and lived here until his death in 1927. The cast stone structure features paired front doors, shingled dormers, and a front porch with Eastlake influences. An outside staircase, added before 1913, was removed in the 1940s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1986