Details for R. C. Mount House (Atlas Number 5497004151)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5497004151

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Marker Number 4151
Atlas Number 5497004151
Marker Title R. C. Mount House
Index Entry Mount, R. C., House
Address Mount Street, N. of Chico
City Chico
County Wise
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 612526
UTM Northing 3686618
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; land surveys, land companies, promotional towns
Marker Year 1975
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Chico, take Mount Street 1 mile north.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A surveyor, part-time Methodist preacher, and Wise County's first tax assessor-collector, R. C. Mount (1826-97) began this structure in 1872 to house his large family. Built of rock that Mount and his sons hauled by wagon from Palo Pinto County, the original 2-story section was completed in 1874. Contractor H. A. Saye of Amarillo enlarged the house in 1890, and further remodeling was done in 1920. The property is still owned by the Mount family.