Details for William M. Owen House Complex (Atlas Number 5491009315)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009315


Marker Number 9315
Atlas Number 5491009315
Marker Title William M. Owen House Complex
Index Entry Owen, William M., House Complex
Address 900 Chisholm Trail Rd
City Round Rock
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 625666
UTM Northing 3376590
Subject Codes post office; commercial buildings; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 900 Chisholm Trail Rd
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The earliest structure in this complex is the one-story stone building, constructed about 1853. It originally housed a mercantile store and the first permanent post office for Round Rock, both operated by Thomas C. Oatts, the town's first postmaster. Built on the pioneer road from Austin to Georgetown, it was part of Round Rock's early development. The two-story home was built about 1870 and for many years was the residence of Dr. William M. Owen, a prominent local physician and businessman. Both buildings reflect the style of other area structures of the 19th century. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982