Details for G. C. and Clara Mick Home (Atlas Number 5481002086)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481002086


Marker Number 2086
Atlas Number 5481002086
Marker Title G. C. and Clara Mick Home
Index Entry Mick, G. C. and Clara Mick, Home
City Wharton vicinity
County Wharton
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 212301
UTM Northing 3242082
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women
Marker Year 1965
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 7 miles SE of Wharton on FM 1301, in Iago.(on W Side of 1301)
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Oldest in town founded 1900, on new Wharton-Palacios rail line. Mick, Missouri wheat grower and stock farmer, entered Texas on a "Rice Special," 1903. First home on land was a hurricane victim. Eldest son, A. C. Mick, laid out Iago, was architect this house. Used Cuban carpenters. Mansard roof. Cistern on porch. First electric plant in area. Bell rung only in emergencies, often a shelter in hurricanes. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965