Details for Robert A. Terrell Home (Atlas Number 5257008554)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5257008554


Marker Number 8554
Atlas Number 5257008554
Marker Title Robert A. Terrell Home
Index Entry Terrell, Robert A.
City Terrell
County Kaufman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 754393
UTM Northing 3625217
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; educational topics; design and construction
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on campus of Southwestern Christian College on Bowser St., enter off US 80/Moore Ave., Terrell
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This house replaced the 1845 log cabin of Robert A. Terrell (1820-1881), a pioneer settler for whom the town was named. Built for him in 1864, it is one of the few remaining octagon-shaped houses in Texas. Since 1897 it has been associated with a succession of schools, including Texas Military College and Southwestern Christian College, which moved here in 1950. It has served as home for college presidents, a dining hall, classroom building, and student union. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962