Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. E. L. and Nannie Lewis Walker House
The Walker House, with its main body constructed of concrete blocks, is Neoclassical in design, with a symmetrical façade, pronounced two-story portico, Ionic columns, five-bay front and pedimented dormer window. The three-story structure also has two concrete basements. Initially intended for use as an infirmary, the third floor space served as an attic with access to a rooftop widow's walk. Original features included ten fireplaces, a two-floor elevator and fifteen rooms.
Following the deaths of her parents, Bessie (Walker) and husband Otto Staerker lived in the house, which stayed in the family until 1969. Subsequent owners have ensured the house remains a landmark, a link to the Walker family and early Gladewater.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13281.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 32° 32.013′ N, 94° 56.608′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of East Commerce Street and South Center Street, on the right when traveling east on East Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gladewater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gladewater Discovery Well (about 700 feet away); John Ben Shepperd (about 800 feet away); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (about 800 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Gladewater (approx. ¼ mile away); Gladewater Lodge No. 852, A.F. & A.M. (approx. ¼ mile away); Foshee Family Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosedale Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.