Details for John Sterling Smith House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008397


Marker Number 8397
Atlas Number 5477008397
Marker Title John Sterling Smith House
Index Entry Smith, John Sterling
City Chappell Hill
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 764516
UTM Northing 3337849
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location On Chesnut St. near intersection with Church St., Chappell Hill.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Originally built in 1855 as a one-story dog-trot structure, this house was purchased in 1873 by John Sterling and Claytonia Smith. Their son, John Sterling Smith, Jr., a community leader, businessman, and cotton farmer, had the home remodeled to its current Queen Anne style appearance in 1910. It is the last remaining house of its style in Chappell Hill. Its features include an octagonal tower, second floor gables and dormers, and a curvilinear porch.

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