Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
Preserve America
B.J. And Sue Dollar Baskin Home
202 E. 5th Street
Cameron, TX
The B.J. and Sue Dollar Baskin Home In 1883,
Benajah Jefferson "B.J." Baskin moved to Cameron
with his wife, Anna Lou (Ppitts), 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. Recorded Texas
Historic Landmark - 2002
Erected 2002