Details for John L. Sheppard Home (Atlas Number 5063009809)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5063009809


Marker Number 9809
Atlas Number 5063009809
Marker Title John L. Sheppard Home
Index Entry Sheppard, John L., Home
Address 217 Mt. Pleasant St.
City Pittsburg
County Camp
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 316289
UTM Northing 3652654
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; national/federal official; judges
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location at Garrett St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Home of the Sheppard family from 1884, when the house was built, until 1891. During that time John L. Sheppard (1852-1902) served as district attorney and then judge for Fifth Judicial District. In 1899 he was elected to U. s. Congress and died in office. His son, Morris Sheppard (1875-1941), succeeded him in congress, then served with distinction in U. S. Senate from 1913-1951. House has eight fireplaces and secret passageway between floors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974