Details for Alice Emmert Home (Atlas Number 5315008030)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5315008030


Marker Number 8030
Atlas Number 5315008030
Marker Title Alice Emmert Home
Index Entry Emmert, Alice
Address 408 E. Jefferson
City Jefferson
County Marion
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 373492
UTM Northing 3624930
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); local law enforcement officer; women
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built about 1868 in late Greek revival style by George B. Draper. Victorian elements were added by later owners before 1898, when the house was purchased by Alice Emmert (1866-1925). Miss Emmert, who was one of the first women elected to public office in Texas, served as county superintendent of education, 1908-20. Claudia Taylor (Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson) lived here, 1924-26, while attending school. The structure is still owned by an Emmert heir. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974