Details for Umphress-Taylor Home (Atlas Number 5181011546)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181011546


Marker Number 11546
Atlas Number 5181011546
Marker Title Umphress-Taylor Home
Index Entry Umphress-Taylor Home
Address 161 Paris
City Van Alstyne
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 725589
UTM Northing 3700291
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 161 Paris at Preston
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Pioneer area landowner, banker, agriculturalist, and community leader James C. Umphress (1841-1917), a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, built this Victorian house for his wife Julia Caroline (Veazey) (d.1932) in 1903. In 1932 it was inherited by a daughter, Maude (Umphress) Taylor (d.1977), who lived here until 1974. A civic leader, she was the wife of local banker and grain dealer Spencer Taylor (d.1943). The family home features influences of Queen Anne and classical revival styling. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981