Details for Cade House (Atlas Number 5265011992)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5265011992


Marker Number 11992
Atlas Number 5265011992
Marker Title Cade House
Index Entry Cade House
City Ingram
County Kerr
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Cade Loop Road, 1.3 mi. S of SH 39
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Alabama native Guilford Marion Cade (1821-1887) was a doctor in the Confederate Army prior to his moving to Texas in 1865. He and his family moved to Kerr County in 1883 and purchased this property. Cade's son, Gilford P. Cade, bought the property from his siblings in 1901 and built a frame house after the family's log cabin was destroyed in a storm. As the family grew larger in the early 1930s, he and his son, Marion, built this stone house on a high hill facing east. The two-story house is composed of irregular coursed rubble masonry with a rear wing addition made of random coursed faced ashlar. Marion Cade used the random stones of his house as demonstration models for clients of his carpentry business. The second story landing is supported on large stone posts and rough-hewn beams. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999