Details for Rye-Caperton House (Atlas Number 5417004397)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5417004397


Marker Number 4397
Atlas Number 5417004397
Marker Title Rye-Caperton House
Index Entry Rye-Caperton House
Address 225 S Walnut
City Albany
County Shackelford
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 472300
UTM Northing 3620545
Subject Codes journalists; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 225 South Walnut, Albany
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1874, and used as an office building, this structure was moved here in 1879 from Fort Griffin. Owner Edgar Rye was a newspaper publisher, cartoonist, and held numerous elective offices. Rye sold the building in 1896 to Anna F. Caperton, who modified its appearance in 1902-06, and used it as a home. Sold again in 1906, it was converted to apartments in the 1940s, and was restored as a single family dwelling in the 1990s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996