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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Major John Dean House

 
 
The Major John Dean House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 26, 2015
1. The Major John Dean House Marker
Inscription. On land bought Jan. 22, 1863, by Frances Clarenda Rice Dean (1836-76) with Confederate pay sent home from Civil War post by husband, Major John Dean (1831-1902). Using Louisiana heart pine lumber that he himself milled and seasoned, Dean had house built in 1872. An ex-slave, Jesse Duckinfield, made and burned brick of farm clay.

Finest in the community when finished, the house remains in builder's family a century later.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1972

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7718.)
 
Location. 32° 18.601′ N, 95° 24.42′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on Dean Road (County Route 1141) half a mile south of Old Chandler Highway (County Route 1134), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is on the front porch wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11810 Dean Road, Tyler TX 75709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Cherokee Exodus from Texas (approx. 3.6 miles away); Smith County
The Major John Dean House image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 26, 2015
2. The Major John Dean House
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Yarborough House (approx. 4 miles away); Wood-Verner Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Crane (approx. 4.8 miles away); Butler College (approx. 5.4 miles away); Smith County Rose Industry and the Tyler Rose Garden (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tyler.
 
Regarding The Major John Dean House. The house has a full bricked basement, which is very unusual for homes in Texas, especially those built in this time period.
 
Categories. ArchitectureWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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