S. P. Simpson, Jr., House. Built by Samuel Pruit Simpson, Jr. (1871-1924), pioneer banker and civic leader who came to Eagle Pass from Lexington, KY., in 1883. Beginning 1889, he was associated with city's first bank, founded by his father. On December 8, 1897, he married Elisa Dolch (1876-1965) in Episcopal Church of the redeemer, where he was later a vestryman. Designed by San Antonian Henry Phelps, constructed 1908-09 by Green Vann, this was one of first fine homes on Ceylon Street. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972 #4402