Details for The Amis House (Atlas Number 5379010854)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5379010854

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Marker Number 10854
Atlas Number 5379010854
Marker Title The Amis House
Index Entry Amis, James Alexander
Address Quitman at Ravine St.
City Emory
County Rains
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 241394
UTM Northing 3640678
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built n 1910-1912, this residence features unusual cast-concrete block construction. James Alexander Amis (1872-1939) poured and cured the blocks for his family's home. A versatile businessman, Amis operated a sawmill, lumberyard, truck farm, cattle and hog farm, pickle factory, and an undertaking business. He also sponsored the successful flight of a hot air balloon over Emory in 1914 and later led efforts to build Highway 19 through the city. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985