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Emory in Rains County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Amis House

 
 
The Amis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. The Amis House Marker
Inscription.  Built n 1910-1912, this residence features unusual cast-concrete block construction. James Alexander Amis (1872-1939) poured and cured the blocks for his family's home. A versatile businessman, Amis operated a sawmill, lumberyard, truck farm, cattle and hog farm, pickle factory, and an undertaking business. He also sponsored the successful flight of a hot air balloon over Emory in 1914 and later led efforts to build Highway 19 through the city.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

[Supplemental plaque]
Researched and Restored
by Mrs. Aletha Amis Ashworth of Austin, Texas, current owner (1985) of the Amis House and daughter of the builder.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10854.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 32° 52.419′ N, 95° 45.808′ W. Marker is in Emory, Texas, in Rains

The Amis House & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. The Amis House & marker.
County. Marker is at the intersection of Quitman Street (Farm to Market Road 2795) and Ravine Street, on the right when traveling west on Quitman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Quitman Street, Emory TX 75440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rains County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rains County (about 600 feet away); Near Offices of "Rains County Leader" (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Rains County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emory Rains (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fraser Brick Company (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Area view looking east on Farm Road 2795. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Area view looking east on Farm Road 2795.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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