Details for J. H. and Abbie Barbee House (Atlas Number 5507018012)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018012


Marker Number 18012
Atlas Number 5507018012
Marker Title J. H. and Abbie Barbee House
Index Entry Barbee, J. H. and Abbie, House
Address 220 N Johnson Ave
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Buildings
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 220 N Johnson at the corner of Belvin
Marker Size RTHL medallion & plaque without post
Marker Text J.H. AND ABBIE BARBEE HOUSE John Howard Barbee was born in Stringtown, a stretch of farms outside San Marcos, in 1854. Barbee was a businessman, rancher, builder, developer and was a founder in the Farmers Union Gin Co. His wife, Abbie, was an accomplished singer. In 1906, Barbee moved to San Marcos and built this house for his wife. It later passed through many families who had an impact on commerce and educational institutions in San Marcos. The house is of the 20th century classical revival style with Doric columns and a prominent pediment with dentil courses. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2014 MARKER IS PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS