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Hearne in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Robert Cyrus Allen Home

 
 
The Robert Cyrus Allen Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
1. The Robert Cyrus Allen Home Marker
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Robert Cyrus Allen (1871-1933) had this Victorian residence built in 1900 as a wedding present for his bride Florence (Blair). A prominent area merchant, banker, and civic leader, Allen also served as mayor of the city and was instrumental in the organization of the Hearne and Brazos Valley Railroad. This house, constructed on the site of his family home, was designed by the noted Waco Architect W.W. Larmour. The exterior features decorative shingling and classical revival detailing. Interior furnishings include intricate woodwork and seven fireplaces.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981

Hearnewood - Preserved by Jack and Norma Holloway

 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10899.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 30° 52.742′ N, 96° 35.759′ W. Marker is in Hearne, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street and West 2nd Street, on
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the left when traveling north on Cedar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 Cedar Street, Hearne TX 77859, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Philips Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of the Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allen Hardware Store (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Colored Graveyard in the Old Town of Hearne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brazos Manufacturing Company, C.S.A. (approx. one mile away); Greater Riverside Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hearne.
 
The Robert Cyrus Allen Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
2. The Robert Cyrus Allen Home and Marker
The Robert Cyrus Allen Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
3. The Robert Cyrus Allen Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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