Details for The Lay-Bozka House (Atlas Number 5285005369)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285005369


Marker Number 5369
Atlas Number 5285005369
Marker Title The Lay-Bozka House
Index Entry Lay-Bozka House
City Hallettsville
County Lavaca
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 698849
UTM Northing 3258450
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 205 Fair Winds or 90A, south side of intersection with Hackberry Street, Hallettsville
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text One of distinctive structures of 19th century Texas. Sometimes called the "Wedding Cake House". Built 1878-1882 by B. J. E. Dietz at cost of $4,750 for Dr. James E. Lay, local physician and Civil War veteran. The architect was Victor Hugo, a French diplomat. Native stone walls are 18 to 24 inches thick. Wood used was cypress. Mansard roof. Windows of variant designs and sizes. Owned and preserved since 1948 by former Mayor M. I. Bozka. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968