Details for O. T. Brown Home (Atlas Number 5209010239)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010239


Marker Number 10239
Atlas Number 5209010239
Marker Title O. T. Brown Home
Index Entry Brown, O. T.
Address 716 Belvin
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601372
UTM Northing 3306061
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; law, lawyers; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1878, this residence was purchased in 1882 by Georgia native O. T. Brown (1836-1916) and his wife Elizabeth (Belvin) (b. 1854), the daughter of a prominent local Methodist minister and educator, the Rev. R. H. Belvin. Brown, a Civil War veteran and a former prisoner of war, became a successful San Marcos attorney and civic leader. The Brown home, which remained in the family estate until 1967, features Victorian styling with intricate gingerbread detailing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981