Details for Olson House (Atlas Number 5491012813)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491012813


Marker Number 12813
Atlas Number 5491012813
Marker Title Olson House
Index Entry Olson House
Address 808 E. Main St.
City Round Rock
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 627598
UTM Northing 3375944
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Swedish immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 808 E. Main St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Swedish immigrant Johanna Olson (1835-1914) purchased this property in 1907 after she returned to the Round Rock area upon the death of her husband, Johannes, in 1894. Local contractor A.S. Robertson built this house for her in 1908, and it remained in the Olson family until 1944. Johanna and her daughters took in boarders from nearby Trinity College during its existence from 1906 until 1929. A good local example of Queen Anne architecture, the Olson House features classic elements of that style, including its asymmetry, wrap-around porch and fishscale shingles. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001