Details for J. A. Walker House (Atlas Number 5049002668)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5049002668


Marker Number 2668
Atlas Number 5049002668
Marker Title J. A. Walker House
Index Entry Walker, J. A., House
Address 701 Center Ave.
City Brownwood
County Brown
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 501468
UTM Northing 3509251
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Brownwood businessman and civic leader J. A. Walker (d. 1944) built this home in 1901. A prominent Texas Baptist, he was an early benefactor to Howard Payne University. The Colonial Revival styling of the Walker home reflects his status as a leader in the community. Outstanding features include the ornate portico, wide wraparound veranda and intricate ornamentation. The house remained in the Walker family for over 75 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982 Incising on base: Restored in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Barnes