Details for Heard-Baker House (Atlas Number 5209010281)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010281

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Marker Number 10281
Atlas Number 5209010281
Marker Title Heard-Baker House
Index Entry Heard-Baker House
Address 620 W. San Antonio
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601669
UTM Northing 3305763
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text William Green built this house about 1889 and sold it to rancher Samuel McGehee Heard (d. 1909). At the time, the homesite included enough surrounding land to graze livestock. Members of the Heard family lived here until 1944, when Robert Lee Baker (d. 1957) purchased the house. Designed in the Queen Anne style with a distinctive octagonal corner tower, it features Eastlake influences in the decorative porch millwork. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986