“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House

Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House Marker
Inscription.  William P. Torrans (1818-1881) built this Greek revival structure on Lafayette Street in the 1860s. It was purchased in 1877 by druggist E. W. Taylor (b. 1838), a former mayor of Jefferson, and Anna Matilda Clopton (1838-1916), wife of Dr. Albert G. Clopton (1838-1916), who had his office here. After 1882 the residence was moved to this site by Soloman A. Spellings (1841-1903), a Confederate veteran who operated a livery business on Polk and Henderson streets. Additions were made in 1932 and 1947 during the ownership of grocer Hosea D. Watson (1879-1957).
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8098.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 32° 45.622′ N, 94° 20.818′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on East Clarksville Street west of North Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 East Clarksville Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd (within shouting distance of this marker); The George T. Todd House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Meat Packing Plant (about 700 feet away); The Brooks House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brown Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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