Details for The Darst-Yoder House (Atlas Number 5157008986)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157008986


Marker Number 8986
Atlas Number 5157008986
Marker Title The Darst-Yoder House
Index Entry Darst-Yoder House, The
Address 300 S. Ninth St.
City Richmond
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 232094
UTM Northing 3275544
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); pioneers
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location corner of 9th and Jackson St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This 14-room classical revival structure of cypress and pine has 11-foot ceilings, four fireplaces; built in 1908 by R. H. Darst (1859-1938), grandson of an 1829 Texas pioneer, direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Here Darst and his wife Pearle (Ransom) reared three sons, kept open house, lived to old age -- Mrs. Darst surviving to 94. Virtually unchanged in 68 years, reflecting stability of city and family, the house has been owned since 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Yoder. RTHL - 1976