Details for Joseph A. Hamilton House (Atlas Number 5481002854)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481002854

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Marker Number 2854
Atlas Number 5481002854
Marker Title Joseph A. Hamilton House
Index Entry Hamilton, Joseph A., House
Address 325 N. Richardson St.
City Wharton
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 781537
UTM Northing 3246311
Subject Codes Neoclassical (architectural style); houses, residential buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 325 N. Richmond St., Wharton
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of Ohio, Joseph Andrew Hamilton served in the Union army during the Civil War. About 1866 he settled in Wharton, where he held a variety of local political offices. Hamilton purchased this property in 1885 and moved his family into the existing one-story frame house. In 1907 the home was enlarged by raising the original structure and building a new addition underneath. The Hamilton house features influences of the neoclassical style of architecture. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1984.)