Details for Whitis-Moore House (Atlas Number 5507014808)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014808


Marker Number 14808
Atlas Number 5507014808
Marker Title Whitis-Moore House
Index Entry Whitis-Moore House
Address 406 W. Commerce
City San Saba
County San Saba
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 526262
UTM Northing 3451262
Subject Codes Queen Anne (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 406 W. Commerce
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text In 1905, Austin banker John H. Whitis came to San Saba as co-founder and officer of First National Bank. His family lived with Irene Clark before buying this site. They hired A.T. McLellan to build their home, completed by October 1905. Two years later, when the Whitis family returned to Austin, clark bought the home. She later sold it to her daughter and son-in-law, Cornelia (Clark) and Alex Enoch Moore. The Moore family, active civicly and in the Presbyterian Church, owned the house until 1973. The home features Queen Anne styling, including spindlework, turned posts and hipped roof with cross gables.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2005