Denison in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Fitzgerald Home
Built on 800-acre farm near Bells by Geo. S. Fitzgerald, who moved with family from Virginia to Texas in 1857. He cut building timber on his farm in 1859. On return from Confederate army he erected this house in 1866. He was prosperous and esteemed, serving as a Grayson County Commissioner from 1880 to 1884.
House was framed of pegged oak logs. Main rooms are 20 by 20 feet, joined by 12-foot hall. Two stairs lead to upper story.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969
Incise: Moved and restored by Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Weisberg
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7371.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 33° 43.9′ N, 96° 35.292′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker can be reached from RC Vaughan Road north of West Loy Lake Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker and house are located on the grounds of the Grayson Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 RC Vaughan Road, Denison TX 75020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cold Springs Log Cabin School (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bass Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse Elvis Hendricks Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); Thompson House (about 700 feet away); The Civilian Conservation Corps at Loy Park (about 700 feet away); Sand Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mayes House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denison.
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