Details for Orth-Fitch House (Atlas Number 5285003879)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285003879


Marker Number 3879
Atlas Number 5285003879
Marker Title Orth-Fitch House
Index Entry Orth-Fitch House
Address 507 Coke St
City Yoakum
County Lavaca
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 680684
UTM Northing 3241049
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 507 Coke Street, Yoakum
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Will Orth, a railroad conductor and the owner of a local flour mill, built this home in 1910. Soon other prominent Yoakum families began erecting homes on Coke Street, which became known as "Silk Stocking Row." Designed by local architect W. A. Fink, Orth's home features characteristics of the Queen Anne and colonial revival styles. Farmer and merchant T. J. Fitch bought the home in 1917, and it remained in his family until 1973. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983