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Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home

 
 
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker
Inscription. In 1881, Tennessee native George L. Porter (1854-1928) wed Roxie Brooks (1863-1927), daughter of early Hill County official Cincinattus Ney Brooks. George was a merchant in nearby Peoria (6 mi. W) and later served as an officer in Sturgis National and Citizens National banks in Hillsboro. The Porters were community leaders and active members of Hillsboro's First Baptist Church. In 1901, Roxie's brother O.D. Brooks constructed this Queen Anne style house, selling it to the couple that same year. It features a wrapped porch, Tuscan columns, decorative shingling, and a massed plan with hipped roof and cross gables. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13212.)
 
Location. 32° 0.856′ N, 97° 7.181′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on Corsicana Street near North Ivy Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Corsicana Street, Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davis Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abbott House
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker
(approx. mile away); Sims-Womack House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old G. D. Tarlton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hillsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hillsboro Junior College (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home , 400 Corsicana Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home , 400 Corsicana Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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