Details for Rotan-Dosset House (Atlas Number 5309004358)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309004358


Marker Number 4358
Atlas Number 5309004358
Marker Title Rotan-Dosset House
Index Entry Rotan-Dosset House
Address 1503 Columbus
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 676227
UTM Northing 3492093
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1503 Columbus (15th & Columbus), Waco
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of Tennessee and a Confederate veteran, Edward Rotan (1844-1932) came to Waco in 1867. He became a successful merchant and banker and a civic leader. In 1889-91 he built this house with large halls, wide porches, stained glass, and ornate woodwork. Its combination of architectural styles is unusual for Texas. In 1917 Rotan sold the residence to A. J. Dossett (1871-1921), who operated cotton warehouses from Waco to Galveston. (1978)