Details for William Preston and Rebecca Kate Conner House (Atlas Number 5225012087)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225012087


Marker Number 12087
Atlas Number 5225012087
Marker Title William Preston and Rebecca Kate Conner House
Index Entry Conner, William Preston, and Rebecca Kate, House
City Ratcliff
County Houston
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; women
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1 mi. N of Ratcliff on Fm 227; 2 mi. N on CR 1165; .5 mi. E on CR 1170; .5 mi. N on CR 1175 (Forest Road 511)
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built on land purchased in 1852, the W. P. "Press" and Rebecca Kate Conner house was constructed by W. C. McKelvey in 1891 with logs harvested on site. The home was a vernacular L-plan residence with an enclosed center passage. A second story was added in 1910 and Conner descendants have made many other additions and improvements. Press Conner was a farmer and rancher; Kate was the area midwife. The family continues to own and care for the property. (1998) Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997