Details for Claiborne House (Atlas Number 5507018545)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018545


Marker Number 18545
Atlas Number 5507018545
Marker Title Claiborne House
Index Entry Claiborne House
Address 312 S. Alley St.
City Jefferson
County Marion
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plaque without post
Marker Text Volney H. Claiborne, a Civil War veteran from Virginia, married Lucy A. Perry on December 15, 1864. In 1875, Volney built this house in the late Greek Revival style. Although the style is uncommon in Texas, the house closely resembles the nearby house of Lucy’s father, William Perry. The one and a half story house has a small front porch with a flat roof and two square columns. The main roof is pitched and there are larger porches on the north and south sides of the house with sloped roofs and square columns. The couple had eight children while living in the house. Volney died in 1897 and the property went to their descendants. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016