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

Rabb House

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
1. Rabb House Marker
Inscription.  Virgil Sullivan Rabb, Jr. (1870-1943), came to Smithville in 1891 with his family when his father bought the Calcasieu Lumber Company. The Rabb family had been in this area since receiving land grants in Fayette County in 1823. Rabb ran the lumber company for his father and became a prominent local citizen. In 1912, he and his wife, Lillian (McCollum) (d. 1960), built this home with Queen Anne design and classical ornamentation, a two-story wrapped porch, asymmetrical plan, ionic columns and entry detailed with bull's-eye molding, transoms and sidelights.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12765.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 30° 0.778′ N, 97° 9.209′ W. Marker is in Smithville, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Colorado Street and Burleson Street, on the right when traveling west on Colorado Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Colorado St, Smithville TX 78957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the
Rabb House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
2. Rabb House and Marker
crow flies. First Methodist Church of Smithville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smithville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chancellor House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stephen Scallorn (approx. 7.1 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. 7.4 miles away); Young School House and Cemetery (approx. 7˝ miles away); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 10.2 miles away); The Gotier Trace (approx. 10.7 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 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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