Details for Washington Bower (Atlas Number 5491009367)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009367


Marker Number 9367
Atlas Number 5491009367
Marker Title Washington Bower
Index Entry Washington Bower
Address 15 mi. SE on FM 112 to CR 479
City Taylor
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 669742
UTM Northing 3375446
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 15 mi. SE of Taylor on FM 112 to CR 479
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text "Washington Bower" - built 1853, first frame house in this area. Site, an 1838 Republic of Texas land grant to Simon Miller, was inherited by Lucinda Lawrence, wife of Henry Inlo Layne -- farmer, rancher, mason, builder of this house. Layne was host here (1857) to military hero Robert E. Lee; in 1868, was a victor in Civil War Battle of Galveston. Texas Revolution veteran Adam Lawrence died here in 1878. Placed passed in 1890 to Adella Layne and her husband, William Russell Landers. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971