McKinney in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
E.A. Newsome House
Edward A. Newsome, a financier, land owner and philanthropist, built this home in 1895 for his wife, Laura Fitzhugh, and their family. In 1966, the home was purchased by the Murphy family. The grand, two-and-a-half story Victorian home was the scene of many social activities in McKinney. The interior of the house boasts large rooms, high ceilings, ornate woodwork and a majestic stair landing. Window panes of cocoa glass, or solar glass, are displayed along the main staircase. The house changed hands over the years but remains a distinctive architectural gem in north Texas.
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17707.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 33° 11.869′ N, 96° 37.25′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Street and North College Street, on the left when traveling west on West Virginia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 W Virginia Street, McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking L. A. Scott Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Aron-Harris House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes-Largent House (about 500 feet away); Burton House (about 500 feet away); Charles P. and Sallie G. Heard Home (about 600 feet away); J.D. Stiff Home (about 600 feet away); William B. Largent House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fox-Caldwell House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.