“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Orange in Orange County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

W.H. Stark House

W.H. Stark House Marker image. Click for full size.
April 12, 2018
1. W.H. Stark House Marker
Inscription.  Eastlake detailing decorates the porches and gables of this ornate Queen Anne style residence, built in 1893-94 for William Henry (1851-1936) and Miriam (Lutcher) (1859-1936) Stark. A financial and industrial pioneer, Stark headed several lumber and petroleum companies. His son H.J. Lutcher Stark (1887-1965) was noted for his cultural and educational philanthropies. Both men served as regents of the University of Texas. The Nelda C and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation restored the house.

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark

Lower Plaque:
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1976
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11519.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 5.57′ N, 93° 44.116′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is on Sixth Street near West Green Avenue

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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 Main Avenue, Orange TX 77630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ever Changing Landscapes (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Stark (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Orange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark (about 300 feet away); Henry Jacob Lutcher (about 300 feet away); History of Rotary International (about 300 feet away); History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club (about 300 feet away); Leonard Frederick Benckenstein (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
W.H. Stark House Marker image. Click for full size.
April 12, 2018
2. W.H. Stark House Marker
Marker on porch, next to house entrance.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018.

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