Details for Cook Home (Atlas Number 5025001050)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5025001050


Marker Number 1050
Atlas Number 5025001050
Marker Title Cook Home
Index Entry Cook Home
Address 1001 W. Cook
City Beeville
County Bee
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 624270
UTM Northing 3131953
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location W. Cook 1001 St., Beeville
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built by John Cook, who was born 1846 in Texas-bound wagon train; at 17 was in Civil War; in 1866 married Frances Miller. Lived in rock house, near this site. With son, R.J., contributed much to area cattle industry, with fine registered Herefords. House, erected 1897 of select long-leaf pine, placed to catch Gulf breezes. Each room opens on a porch. Has 4 fireplaces, with mantels of mahogany, maple, oak. Architecture is Victorian. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966