Details for Rogers-Craig House (Atlas Number 5507017291)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017291


Marker Number 17291
Atlas Number 5507017291
Marker Title Rogers-Craig House
Index Entry Rogers-Craig House
Address 1011 South Main St
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330305
UTM Northing 3557765
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2012
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From downtown square go about one mile down South Main St.
Marker Size RTHL Medallion & plaque without post
Marker Text The Rogers-Craig house was built around 1890 on land that was formerly the site of the Fowler Institute. The house was originally a four-room, one story frame structure owned by Anna Caroline Montgomery Rogers, the widow of James T. Rogers, a sheriff who lost his life apprehending a criminal. Oil boom prosperity encouraged remodeling, and in 1935, owner Judge R.M. Leath and his wife, Alma, added a second story, bricked exterior and created the Dutch Revival style that is present today. Salah Craig and his wife, Elizabeth, purchased the home in 1958 and a library was added.