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

Davis House

 
 
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Photographed By Jack Frye - Ft Worth-Dec. 10 2021
1. Davis House Marker
Inscription.  William O. Davis (d. 1941), a veteran of the Civil War, came to Texas in 1870. Self-educated, he became a prominent local attorney and from 1876 to 1882 represented the area in the Texas Senate. An active civic leader, he later served as Gainesville's first mayor. In 1891 he built this Queen Anne style residence. Its ornate gingerbread trim and decorative brickwork reflected Sen. Davis' status as a prominent early leader of the community.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982

 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5979.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 33° 37.235′ N, 97° 8.552′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Denton Street and Davis Street, on the right when traveling south on South Denton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 S Denton St, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Davis House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye - FtWorth-12/10/21, December 10, 2021
2. Davis House Marker
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this marker. The Houston House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall-Fire Station (approx. Ό mile away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (approx. Ό mile away); Cooke County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old California Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Regarding Davis House. William Owen Davis subject of another Texas Historical Marker at his grave in nearby Fairview Cemetery
 
Davis House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye - FtWorth-12/10/21, December 10, 2021
3. Davis House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022