B.J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home
Milam County, Texas
30 51.200' N 96 58.463' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Fannin Avenue and 5th Street. The house is on the northeast corner of the intersection. 202 E. 5th Street.
Text: The B.J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home In 1883, Benajah Jefferson "B.J." Baskin moved to Cameron with his wife, Anna Lou (Pitts), and extended family from Alabama. Baskin and his brothers-in-law bought a mercantile; he also ventured successfully into farming and ranching. Anna died in 1893, and in 1895, B.J. remarried to Sue Dollar of Gause and purchased this site. The couple completed this home c. 1899; here they reared nine sons, including six from B.J.'s first marriage. The house remained in the family until 1983. The Baskins built the home in the Queen Anne style, but changed it in the 1930s to a Craftsman appearance. Today it is a reminder of Cameron's rich history.