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

B. F. Williams House

B. F. Williams House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, March 12, 2022
1. B. F. Williams House Marker

Victoria businessman, mayor and state legislator Benjamin F. Williams (1846-1916) built this home for his family in 1909. Designed by local architect Jules Leffland, the Classical Revival home features two-story front Ionic columns complemented by a side gable pedimented portico with matching one-story columns. Also of note are the distinctive balustrade on the balcony and the "widow's walk" from which the Guadalupe River may be viewed.
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6581.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 28° 47.625′ N, 97° 0.293′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is on East Murray Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 E Murray St, Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Regan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster Chapel United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); Power Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palestine Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church, Catholic (approx. ¼ mile away); Pela House (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Victoria's First Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fossati's Delicatessen (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2022, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 7, 2022, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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