Details for Bel-Asher (Atlas Number 5127000355)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5127000355

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Marker Number 355
Atlas Number 5127000355
Marker Title Bel-Asher
Index Entry Bel-Asher
Address 823 Forest Avenue
City Asherton
County Dimmit
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 425328
UTM Northing 3146450
Subject Codes railroads; houses, residential buildings; land surveys, land companies, promotional towns; design and construction; Praire School (Archictectural style)
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 823 Forest Avenue, Asherton
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Designed by noted San Antonio architect Alfred Giles and built in 1910, this imposing structure was the home of Asher Richardson and his wife, Mary Isabelle (Belle). Richardson developed the town of Asherton, routing his railroad, the Asherton and Gulf Railway Co., through the city in 1905. Christened with a combination of the Richardsons' first names, the house has remained in the family for generations. An architectural hybrid with some prairie school style influences, Bel-Asher features native sandstone construction and large projecting eaves. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990