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Smithville in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chancellor House

 
 
Chancellor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
1. Chancellor House Marker
Inscription.  Prominent area land developer and merchant J. H. Chancellor (1876-1938) built this residence about 1909. The house was located in the center of Smithville's business district, near the railroad depot and several hotels. It exhibits Classical Revival (balustrade, stone lintels and sills, and 2-story fluted columns) and Romanesque (distinctive arched porch detail) style influences. It remained the Chancellor residence until 1938. Dr. J. D. Stephens (1890-1972), Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Railroad surgeon, acquired the property in 1941. Dr. Stephens converted part of the ground floor for use as a clinic.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9170.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 30° 0.493′ N, 97° 9.667′ W. Marker is in Smithville, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Ramona Street and Northwest 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Ramona Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Ramona St, Smithville TX 78957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Chancellor House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
2. Chancellor House and Marker
within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church of Smithville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rabb House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen Scallorn (approx. 6.6 miles away); Young School House and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. 7˝ miles away); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Gotier Trace (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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