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

Honaker-Holsonbake House

Honaker-Holsonbake House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
1. Honaker-Holsonbake House Marker

Prominent businessman John Milburn Honaker and his wife Malinda (Buckley) built a queen-Anne home at this site in 1893. They extensively remodeled the house in 1910 in a neoclassical style, adding a full second floor and a two-story porch with Doric columns and oblong balcony. After Malinda’s death in 1913. John wed her sister Carrie in 1917; he died just months after the wedding, leaving his three daughters with his widow. She sold the house to niece Willie (Honaker) and Bob Holsonbake. Known for generously housing area teachers and for hosting special events, the Holsonbake family owned the home until 1977. Today, the landmark is a link to early Farmersville society.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13435.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 33° 9.827′ N, 96° 21.413′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, Texas, in Collin County. Marker
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is at the intersection of College Street and Central Avenue, on the right when traveling west on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 College Street, Farmersville TX 75442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bain-Honaker House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farmersville Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Audie Murphy’s Homecoming (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Farmersville (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Farmersville (approx. ¼ mile away); First National Bank of Farmersville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Farmersville (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmersville.
Honaker-Holsonbake House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
2. Honaker-Holsonbake House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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