“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)

John Martin House

John Martin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, March 2, 2021
1. John Martin House Marker
Below the THC marker is a medallion noting that the house is a Collin County Historical Landmark.

John M. Martin (b. 1859), a member of an early Collin county family, was a local architect and builder who erected this house for himself about 1880. The structure exhibits elements of the Queen Anne style, including asymmetrical massing, wall surfaces of various materials, and an octagonal-roofed upper bay -- said to be a Martin trademark. Milled porch details were inspired by the popular Eastlake style. Martin sold the house in 1908 and moved from McKinney.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6176.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 33° 11.693′ N, 96° 37.306′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of Howell Street and South Parker Street, on the right when traveling east on Howell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davis House (within shouting distance of this
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marker); The Howell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beverly-Harris House (about 500 feet away); William B. Largent House (about 700 feet away); L. A. Scott Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnes-Largent House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Waller Thomas House (approx. 0.2 miles away); E.A. Newsome House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
John Martin House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, March 2, 2021
2. John Martin House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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