Details for Gilbreath-Cowsert House (Atlas Number 5069002185)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5069002185


Marker Number 2185
Atlas Number 5069002185
Marker Title Gilbreath-Cowsert House
Index Entry Gilbreath-Cowsert House
Address 404 West Halsell Street
City Dimmitt
County Castro
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 746191
UTM Northing 3827137
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; law, lawyers; vernacular (Architectural term); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 404 West Halsell Street-Dimmit
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Tennessee native Jeff T. Gilbreath moved his family to this area in 1905. The owner of a local mercantile store, he built this house in 1909. He sold it in 1910 to county attorney Mark Cowsert, whose family lived here until 1912. The house changed ownership a number of times before the Castro County Museum purchased it in 1976. A fine example of early 20th century vernacular housing, it features a bay window and hipped roof with gables. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1991