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

Davis House

Davis House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, March 2, 2021
1. Davis House Marker

Built between 1897 and 1908 for the family of Judge Harvey Louis "H.L." (1861-1956) and Emma (Umphrees) Davis (d. 1949), this Transitional style residence features Prairie-style influences with a Sullivanesque frieze and Classical detailing with fluted Corinthian porch columns. With two Collin County judges, a district attorney, county commissioner, postmaster and schoolteacher, the Davis family served a cumulative total of 95 years of public service in Collin County. Family members lived here for three generations -- 91 years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12898.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 33° 12.211′ N, 96° 37.257′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of North College Street and West Jones Street, on the left when traveling north on North College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Calvin Rhea House (within shouting distance of this marker); Estes House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John S. and Rachel W. Heard House (approx. ¼ mile away); Fox-Caldwell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. William Taylor Hoard House (approx. ¼ mile away); Waddill-Morris Homesite (approx. ¼ mile away); J.D. Stiff Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
Davis House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, March 2, 2021
2. Davis House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023