Details for Porter House (Atlas Number 5051012376)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5051012376


Marker Number 12376
Atlas Number 5051012376
Marker Title Porter House
Index Entry Porter House
Address 5760 County Road 324
City Caldwell
County Burleson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 4.5 miles west of Caldwell on SH 21, then 5.5 miles north on CR 324
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Robert U. Porter (1825-1899) came to Texas with his parents in 1833. He took over the family landholdings and farm operations upon his father's death. The area around this site became known as Porter's Prairie. Robert Porter and his first wife, Sallie Choate, had 7 children here, and he and his second wife, Araminta Roberson, had 9 children. The imposing vernacular farmhouse's double porch echoes the Kentucky mansions of Robert Porter's childhood in its early Greek Revival influences. Characteristic elements of the house, such as hand-hewn oak floor joists and sills, were brought from Washington County, where family tradition says Porter chose the lumber himself. The farmstead remains intact at the dawn of the 21st century. Nearby are Porter's Chapel and Cemetery. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2000