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

Towle House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Towle House Marker
Inscription. Dr. H. G. and Mary (Ruddick) Towle married in Colorado City in 1905, moving to Snyder to open a jewelry and optical store. The Towles bought this lot in 1908 and had this two-story brick house with full basement built in 1912. The house has colonial revival and craftsman influences, featuring brick walls, porch columns and railings, full-length porch, and dormer window. The Towles added a carport (1927) and enclosed a second-story screen porch as a sun room. Dr. Towle’s civic and professional highlights include helping organize the Volunteer Fire Department in 1911, serving as mayor of Snyder from 1927-47, and president of the Texas Board of Optometry. The home remained in the Towle family until 1956.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2011

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16902.)
 
Location. 32° 42.734′ N, 100° 55.291′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of 30th Street and Avenue U, on the right when traveling west on 30th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2911 Avenue U, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Towle House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Towle House Marker
. F. J. Grayum Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scurry County Jail of 1912 (approx. ¼ mile away); E. W. Clark House (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Press in Snyder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Channel of Deep Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Towle House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Towle House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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