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 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; house is set back about 100 ft.
from street. Outbuildings include two-story garage apartment
with details similar to 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