Details for Roberts House (Atlas Number 5181011526)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181011526

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Marker Number 11526
Atlas Number 5181011526
Marker Title Roberts House
Index Entry Roberts House
Address 915 S. Crockett St.
City Sherman
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 721920
UTM Northing 3723377
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Business topics, general; Eastlake
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 915 S. Crockett St. at Spring St.
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Connecticut native Charles Nathan Roberts (1836-1920) moved to Arkansas prior to the Civil War. He served as a captain in the Confederate Army, and after the war he married Emma Royston. By 1876 they had moved to Sherman, where Roberts established a retail hardware business, purchased this property, and built a small cottage for his family. As Roberts' business prospered and expanded into the wholesale market, he became active in civic affairs, serving on the local school board and the Austin College board of trustees. Both he and Emma were active lay leaders in Sherman's first Presbyterian church. In 1896 they hired the architectural firm of Moad and Elliott to design a new home to replace their cottage on this site. Completed in 1897 for less than $9,000, the house is a fine example of a Queen Anne-Eastlake style residence. It exhibits hallmark features of the style, including asymmetrical massing, liberal use of milled wood details, shingled gable ends, roof cresting and finials, and varied colors and contrasting finishes. Following Emma Roberts' death in 1937, the house was inherited by the couple's son, Charles Stanly Roberts (1878-1972). It remained in his family until 1987. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993