[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Umphress-Taylor Home]

Description:

Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Umphress-Taylor Home in Van Alstyne, Texas. Text: Pioneer area landowner, banker, agriculturist, and community leader James C. Umphress (1841-1917), a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, built this Victorian house for his wife Julia Carolina (Veazey) (d. 1932) in 1903. In 1932 it was inherited by a daughter, Maude (Umphress) Taylor (d. 1977), who lived here until 1974.

A civic leader, she was the wife of local banker and grain dealer Spencer Taylor (d. 1943). The family home features influences of Queen Anne and Classical Revival styling.

Creator(s): West, Carolyn Effie
Location(s): United States - Texas - Grayson County - Van Alstyne
Creation Date: 2011-12/2012-03  
Partner(s):
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 24
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2011-12/2012-03
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Grayson County - Van Alstyne
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1903 to 2012
Description:

Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Umphress-Taylor Home in Van Alstyne, Texas. Text: Pioneer area landowner, banker, agriculturist, and community leader James C. Umphress (1841-1917), a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, built this Victorian house for his wife Julia Carolina (Veazey) (d. 1932) in 1903. In 1932 it was inherited by a daughter, Maude (Umphress) Taylor (d. 1977), who lived here until 1974.

A civic leader, she was the wife of local banker and grain dealer Spencer Taylor (d. 1943). The family home features influences of Queen Anne and Classical Revival styling.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 456 x 356 px.

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Keyword(s): THC | plaques | historic markers
Partner:
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Relation (References): [Photograph of Umphress-Taylor Home]
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: umphtay1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth256946
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image