Details for S. W. Tilghman House (Atlas Number 5497004404)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5497004404


Marker Number 4404
Atlas Number 5497004404
Marker Title S. W. Tilghman House
Index Entry Tilghman, S. W., House
Address 309 E Shoemaker
City Decatur
County Wise
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 631953
UTM Northing 3677963
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); design and construction
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 309 E Shoemaker. Replaced 2007.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Born in Gibson County, Tennessee, S. W. Tilghman (1846-1913) came in 1870 by wagon train to Wise County. In 1872 he married a Decatur native, Eliza Bland Miller (1856-1931), and became father of a daughter and three sons. A master builder, he erected this house in 1882 for his own family. Many of the city's finer houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were built by Tilghman and his son Robert. This Victorian residence has remained in ownership by descendants of the builder. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1974.