Details for Robert F. Rowntree House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018463


Marker Number 18463
Atlas Number 5507018463
Marker Title Robert F. Rowntree House
Index Entry Rowntree, Robert F., House
Address 18606 RR 2323
City Llano
County Llano
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511976
UTM Northing 3381631
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 20 miles SW of Llano, less than 1 mile northeast of Prairie Mountain School on RR 2323
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text Early Llano County leader, Robert Flack (Bob) Rowntree (1847-1893), built this majestic two-story house in the Prairie Mountain community from 1875 to 1888. Scottish architect John K. Finlay, a pioneer in the Texas granite industry, designed the home using local red-brown sandstone obtained nearby and white limestone from Burnet County. Built with 20-inch thick walls, the house contains eight rooms, each with a fireplace, and porches on both floors overlooking Prairie Mountain and Rough Mountain. Rowntree lived on his 8500-acre ranch with his family until his untimely death on July 19, 1893. Some believe his involvement in the Hoodoo War was connected to his death. Later, the house became the home of Ernst and Lucy (Meusebach) Marschall. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2016

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