Details for The Ashley Phelps Home (Atlas Number 5459011335)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5459011335


Marker Number 11335
Atlas Number 5459011335
Marker Title The Ashley Phelps Home
Index Entry Phelps Home, Ashley
Address 107 N Tyler St.
City Big Sandy
County Upshur
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 302553
UTM Northing 3606858
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Big Sandy merchant J. B. Rowe and his wife Helen (Bray) built this home about 1905. In 1909 they sold it to Ashley W. and Ruth (Prothro) Phelps, who owned a local dry goods store. For many years after Ashley's death in 1922 Ruth operated it as a boardinghouse for area school teachers. She lived here until her death in 1961. A center of social activity during the Phelps' ownership, the house features influences of the Queen Anne and colonial revival styles. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982