Details for A.S. Mason House (Atlas Number 5507013802)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013802

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Marker Number 13802
Atlas Number 5507013802
Marker Title A.S. Mason House
Index Entry Mason, A.S., House
Address Bagdad Road
City Leander
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 608608
UTM Northing 3382339
Subject Codes Victorian (architectural term); ghost towns
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Bagdad Road, across from city park, S of FM 2243 and W of US 183
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Local farmer Alpheus S. Mason (1839-1926) constructed this house about 1866. Situated on Bagdad Road, an important early military and commercial route in central Texas, the home features a double-galleried porch with Victorian detailing. Mason, a veteran of the Civil War, was instrumental in the early growth of Bagdad (now a ghost town) and Leander (3 mi. NE) through his leadership in church, business, Masonic, and political activities. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983