Details for The B. J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home (Atlas Number 5331012988)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5331012988


Marker Number 12988
Atlas Number 5331012988
Marker Title The B. J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home
Index Entry Baskin, The B. J. and Sue Dollar, Home
Address 202 E. 5th
City Cameron
County Milam
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 693755
UTM Northing 3414922
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Bungalow (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Cameron, 202 E. 5th
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The B.J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home In 1883, Benajah Jefferson "B.J." Baskin moved to Cameron with his wife, Anna Lou (Ppitts), and extended family from Alabama. Baskin and his brothers-in-law bought a mercantile; he also ventured successfully into farming and ranching. Anna died in 1893, and in 1895, B.J. remarried to Sue Dollar of Gause and purchased this site. The couple completed this home c. 1899; here they reared nine sons, including six from B.J.'s first marriage. The house remained in the family until 1983. The Baskins built the home in the Queen Anne style, but changed it in the 1930s to a Craftsman appearance. Today it is a reminder of Cameron's rich history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002