Details for D. C. Riley House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010101


Marker Number 10101
Atlas Number 5171010101
Marker Title D. C. Riley House
Index Entry Riley, David Crockett
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 519361
UTM Northing 3366782
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take RR 965 N approx. 17 miles to Lower Crabapple Rd.; then east on Crab Apple 2.6 miles to Itz-Kast Rd.; then north on Itz .2 miles
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Four generations have lived in this house built in early 1870s by Crabapple community pioneer David Crockett Riley (1840-1900). Stone for 24" outer walls and 18" partitions came from a hill a mile north; timbers were hand-hewn from farm trees; milled lumber hauled from Austin (90 mi. SE). With a purchased lock for model, rest of door locks were made in farm shop. Workmen were paid 50 cents and a pint of Crockett Riley's whiskey (home-distilled) for a day's work. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972

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