Details for M. Kangerga House (Atlas Number 5401011006)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5401011006


Marker Number 11006
Atlas Number 5401011006
Marker Title M. Kangerga House
Index Entry Kangerga, Michael
Address 501 N. High St.
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330551
UTM Northing 3559452
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location [NOTE: Mile (later Michael) Kangerga was born in Otocac, Croatia]
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built 1901 by Michael Kangerga (1873-1962), a native of Croatia, Austria-Hungary, who settled in Henderson in 1887 and with his brother Rade Kangerga founded M. Kangerga & Bro., a mercantile and financial institution, 1895. In 1896 he married Lillian (1875-1951), daughter of Joseph S. and Ronda Tatum Gladney. He was a volunteer U. S. weather observer for 50 years (winning the John Campanius Holm Award) before he died in Henderson at age 89. House is an excellent example of turn-of-the-century design, virtually unaltered. George F. Barber & Co., Knoxville, Tennessee, architects. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969