Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A. H. Belo House
Prominent newspaper publisher Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901) was born in North Carolina. He attained the rank of colonel in the Confederate army and came to Texas at the close of the Civil War (1861-65). He went to work for the "Galveston News" and bought out the operation in a few years. In 1885 he opened a "News" branch here, which grew into the prestigious "Dallas Morning News". Looking for a homesite suited to their position, the family selected Ross Avenue, then the city's most elegant address.
Belo's wife Nettie (Ennis) (d. 1913) bought a home here in 1888 from A.W. Childress. It was replaced in the 1890s by this Classical Revival residence. Designed by Herbert M. Greene, it reflects influences of the Belo family home in North Carolina. After their marriage in 1900, A.H. Belo, Jr. and his bride Helen (Ponder) came to live with his parents. Members of the Belo family resided here until 1922. Additions were made to the rear and side of the house during the nearly 50 years it was used as a funeral home.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 32° 47.287′ N, 96° 47.904′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Ross Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dallas Symphony (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Dallas (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Cumberland Hill School (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moorland YMCA Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Karl St. John Hoblitzelle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Majestic Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
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