Mansfield in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John C. Collier Home
From 1890 to 1909, the A.J. Dukes family owned the Collier house. They made some major alterations to the home, including the addition of Mansfield's first indoor bathroom. Occupants of the home from 1909 until 1944 were Dr. William B. and Sallie (Hodges) McKnight, both of whom had graduated from Mansfield Male and Female College. Dr. McKnight established a medical practice in Mansfield in 1895 and also served as physician for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The house was adapted as Mansfield's first funeral home by T.E. "Ernie" Blessing in 1944.
Significant for its association with an early Texas educational institution and with several families of community
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2791.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
Location. 32° 33.894′ N, 97° 8.304′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling west on Elm Street. The marker is located in the front yard of the funeral home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Elm Street, Mansfield TX 76063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mansfeild Mill (approx. Ό mile away); Nugent-Hart House (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Jude Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ralph Man Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Man's Barn and Land (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of the Man House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ralph Sandiford Man (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
Also see . . . Collier, John C. (18341928). Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on April 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.