Details for M.B. Norman House (Atlas Number 5507016563)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016563


Marker Number 16563
Atlas Number 5507016563
Marker Title M.B. Norman House
Index Entry Norman, M.B., House
Address 12500 FM 1660
City Taylor
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 643593
UTM Northing 3375147
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Norman's Crossing
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1873, Mart B. Norman (1856 – 1921) came to this area, which would later be called Norman’s Crossing. M.B. Norman farmed, ran a general store and co-owned a cotton gin in the community later named for him. In 1906, he purchased this property and soon afterward built a two-story cross-gabled house with octagonal-shaped projections, including a wrap-around porch, designed in the Queen Anne style. The second story features a decorative balcony and dormers; other notable elements include a double door and transom, squared columns, fishscale shingles, decorative glass and lapped siding. After M.B. Norman’s death in 1921, his wife, Nettie (Mayhall), continued to own the property, which has remained in the family for more than 100 years.