Details for The Bickham House (Atlas Number 5419007676)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5419007676


Marker Number 7676
Atlas Number 5419007676
Marker Title The Bickham House
Index Entry Bickham House, The
Address 794 FM 2694
City Shelbyville
County Shelby
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 400531
UTM Northing 3514799
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2 mi. east of Shelbyville via SH 147 to FM 2694
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text On site of J. M. Crawford home, built 1850, razed by fire, 1885. Erected by Crawford's stepson, Frederick Lee Bickham (1866-1907), prominent landowner and rancher, in 1885-88. Here he and his wife, Nevada Levonia Mhoon, brought up their children and Bickham's stepsisters and stepbrothers. Timber (cedar, cypress, and heart pine) for house was cut on the property. In 1972, N. O. Thomas bought, restored, and renamed the house "Welcome Hall." Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973