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

W. W. Townsend Home

 
 
W. W. Townsend Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. W. W. Townsend Home Marker
Inscription. Built in 1908 by local architect and building contractor William Daugherty for William Wallace Townsend (1833-1915), this house is a good example of a turn-of-the-century residence. Allen H. Palmer purchased the home in 1920 and lived here until his death in 1927. The cast stone structure features paired front doors, shingled dormers, and a front porch with Eastlake influences. An outside staircase, added before 1913, was removed in the 1940s.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5679.)
 
Location. 30° 21.432′ N, 103° 40.191′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sul Ross Avenue and North 13th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Sul Ross Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 West Sul Ross Avenue, Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brewster County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); 105 Howitzer
W. W. Townsend Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. W. W. Townsend Home Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Enduring Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holland Hotel Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
W. W. Townsend Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. W. W. Townsend Home
Captain Townsend grave site in Elm Grove Cemetery, Alpine,TX image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, 2009
4. Captain Townsend grave site in Elm Grove Cemetery, Alpine,TX
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on March 30, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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