C.B. and Lilburn Atkinson House Historical Marker
This home is a great example of a Craftsman-inspired early California 1900 bungalow.
Atkinson House. 911 Walnut. One-story wood-frame dwelling; exterior walls with wood shingle siding; gable roof with composition shingles; exposed rafter ends with stick brackets; extended eaves; front elevation faces west; one interior and one exterior cobblestone chimney; wood-sash double-hung windows with 12/1 lights; two single-door entrances with transom; one-bay porch with gable roof inset within west elevation at the south corner; tapered cobble-stone piers. Other noteworthy features include bungalow details; three-sided window bay on south elevation; etched-glass front door; transoms over windows on west elevation; shingled foundation skirt tapers outward; the house is set back about 100 ft. from the street. Outbuildings include a two-story garage apartment with details similar to the house, but with aluminum sash windows.
Primary area of significance: architecture. The most outstanding example of bungalow architecture in Georgetown. Built by Belford Lumber Co. for merchant C. B. Atkinson.
Belford Lumber Co. built this house in 1915 for real estate businessman Charles Byron Atkinson and his wife, Lilburn (Dimmit), daughter of a prominent local family. C.B. died at the age of 35, five years after its completion. Lilburn later remarried, continuing as owner of the home until 1976. An outstanding example of Craftsman bungalow architecture, the house features transoms, an inset porch with gabled roof, and cobblestone piers and chimney. Other noteworthy details include a three-sided window bay, bracketed eaves, a low overhanging roofline and a shingled foundation skirt. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - RTHL Medallion
Latitude: 30.635932 - Longitude: -97.670914