Details for Grierson-Sproul House (Atlas Number 5507018381)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018381


Marker Number 18381
Atlas Number 5507018381
Marker Title Grierson-Sproul House
Index Entry Grierson-Sproul House
Address 901 West Court Avenue
City Fort Davis
County Jeff Davis
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 605020
UTM Northing 3384540
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion & plaque without post
Marker Text This masonry residence resembles other buildings in the community, including several officer’s quarters at the military post of Fort Davis. Completed in 1908 by B. H. Grierson Jr., the house incorporates pink volcanic rock known as tuff that exemplifies early 20th century construction. In 1912, a fire destroyed much of the structure, but local rancher and County Sheriff Franklin Sproul directed the restoration of the home. It is due in large part to the Sproul family that the residence became a center for community activities. The home now serves as an architectural link to the military and agricultural history of West Texas. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016