Details for Barker House (Atlas Number 5491012298)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491012298


Marker Number 12298
Atlas Number 5491012298
Marker Title Barker House
Index Entry Barker House
Address 1113 Ledbetter
City Round Rock
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 625320
UTM Northing 3376519
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Post
Marker Text E. B. and Mary Harvey Barker bought this house of locally quarried limestone in May 1873. The Barkers, who resided on a farm at Rice's Crossing (20 mi. E), lived here during the winter season so that their eight children could attend school in Round Rock. Their son, Dudley, became a noted Texas Ranger; he returned to the house in 1940 to etch his birth date on an interior wall. As an intact example of a vernacular center-passage house, the dwelling is a vivid reminder of pioneer architecture. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998