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

Leshikar House

 
 
Leshikar House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 5, 2021
1. Leshikar House Marker
Inscription.  This historic house was built for B.T. Smith in 1900 by Virgil Sullivan Rabb Jr. (1870-1943), one of the premier builders in the area. The home was designed in the folk Victorian architectural style which features decorative detailing on the structure's eaves, brackets and crowns. Born in Austin County to Czech immigrants, Joseph Charles "JC” Leshikar (1870-1938) married Frantiska "Fannie” Langer (1874-1962) in 1893. Leshikar purchased his first business, the Place Saloon, in Smithville in 1894 when he was 24 years old. He expanded his business here to include land, oil and gas, and became director of the First State Bank of Smithville. The Leshikars raised their family in this home from 1903 to 1976 and are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18896.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 30° 0.371′ N, 97° 9.225′ W. Marker is in Smithville, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Mills
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Street and North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Mills Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Mills Street, Smithville TX 78957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church of Smithville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smithville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chancellor House (approx. half a mile away); Rabb House (approx. half a mile away); West End Park (approx. one mile away); Stephen Scallorn (approx. 7.1 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. 7.1 miles away); Joseph C. Robinson (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
 
Leshikar House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 5, 2021
2. Leshikar House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2021, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2021, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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