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Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Houston House

 
 
The Houston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
1. The Houston House Marker
Inscription.  Mrs. Giles (Frances Dougherty) Houston, one of the heirs to a Cooke County fortune, built this magnificent example of frontier Victorian architecture in 1898. J. G. Garrett (1858-1919), a local man credited with the plans for many fine Gainesville structures, served as architect. Contractor was W. J. Snelling. Walls are solid brick. There are twelve rooms with nine fireplaces. Oak, cherry, and birdseye maple woods embellish the interiors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5355.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 33° 37.185′ N, 97° 8.53′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is on S Denton near E Garnett. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 S Denton, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davis House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potter-Hurley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Cooke County Free Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Old City Hall-Fire Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gainesville National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
The Houston House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
2. The Houston House Marker
The Houston House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, December 10, 2021
3. The Houston House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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