Details for J. T. Baker House (Atlas Number 5217002684)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217002684


Marker Number 2684
Atlas Number 5217002684
Marker Title J. T. Baker House
Index Entry Baker, J. T., House
City Blum
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 651862
UTM Northing 3559234
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2 miles northeast of Blum, via caliche road from BJ Towing
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built as a one-room cabin in the late 19th century, this vernacular dwelling was enlarged prior to 1900 by board-and-batten additions to the northwest and northeast. After John Thomas Baker acquired the house in 1900, he built a frame addition with porches to accommodate his large family. Although Baker died in 1914, his widow Harriet and their nine children continued to live here until the mid-1920s, and the house has remained in the Baker family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1990