Details for Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (Atlas Number 5045004051)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5045004051


Marker Number 4051
Atlas Number 5045004051
Marker Title Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House
Index Entry Crawford, Pleasant Lafayette, House
Address 200 Pulitzer
City Silverton
County Briscoe
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 288285
UTM Northing 3817342
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Civil War; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Business topics, general
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 200 Pulitzer, Silverton
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This Queen Anne style home, which features a wrap around porch, was built in 1904 by Civil War veteran, Pleasant Lafayette Crawford (1837-1912). After Crawford moved here from Arkansas in the late 1880's, he bought ranch land and opened a merchantile business. Later his family came by covered wagon to join him. One of Silverton's founders, Crawford opened the town's first hotel in 1894. After his death, the family kept the home until 1917. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1983 Incise on base: Briscoe County Historical Commission