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

Brown-Dorsey House

 
 
Brown-Dorsey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Brown-Dorsey House Marker
Inscription. Z. Taylor and Sara Brown moved their family to Midland in 1884. A rancher and merchant, Brown had this house built in 1899. Featuring carved wood details, an art glass window, and three fireplaces connected to a single chimney, the house is believed to be the oldest dwelling in Midland. Following the deaths of Sara Brown in 1922 and Z. Taylor in 1930, the house was inherited by their daughter Sara Brown Dorsey. It remained in the family until 1969.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1965

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12152.)
 
Location. 31° 59.95′ N, 102° 4.328′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is on North Weatherford Street south of East Illinois Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 North Weatherford Street, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Valentine Pliska (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of “The Staked Plains” (about 700 feet away); Former Site of Midland National Bank (approx.
Brown-Dorsey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Brown-Dorsey House Marker
0.2 miles away); Site of Midland County's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Yucca Theatre (approx. mile away); Midland National Bank (approx. half a mile away); W. F. Scarborough Home, 1908 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Midland's First House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Brown-Dorsey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. Brown-Dorsey House Marker
Brown-Dorsey House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
4. Brown-Dorsey House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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