Details for C. R. Rich Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225011234


Marker Number 11234
Atlas Number 5225011234
Marker Title C. R. Rich Building
Index Entry Rich, C. R., Building
Address Commerce and Houston
City Lovelady
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 266885
UTM Northing 3446123
Subject Codes markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location southeast corner of SH 19 and FM 1280
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Charles Rufus Rich (1857-1945) completed this building in 1906 as a combination ground floor general mercantile and second floor residence. A native of Texas, Rich had opened his business in Lovelady in the early 1900s. The commercial structure exhibits Italianate detailing and features paired corinthian colonettes beside the upper story windows. Ownership of the building remained in the Rich family for nearly 60 years.

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