Details for S. P. Simpson, Jr., House (Atlas Number 5323004402)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5323004402


Marker Number 4402
Atlas Number 5323004402
Marker Title S. P. Simpson, Jr., House
Index Entry Simpson, Jr. S. P. House
Address 597 N. Ceylon St.
City Eagle Pass
County Maverick
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 353462
UTM Northing 3177147
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 597 Ceylon Street (door reads 597 at bottom, but 419 at top)
Marker Size 12" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Built by Samuel Pruit Simpson, Jr. (1871-1924), pioneer banker and civic leader who came to Eagle Pass from Lexington, KY., in 1883. Beginning 1889, he was associated with city's first bank, founded by his father. On December 8, 1897, he married Elisa Dolch (1876-1965) in Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where he was later a vestryman. Designed by San Antonian Henry Phelps, constructed 1908-09 by Green Vann, this was one of first fine homes on Ceylon Street. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972