Details for John Faires House (Atlas Number 5085001548)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5085001548


Marker Number 1548
Atlas Number 5085001548
Marker Title John Faires House
Index Entry Faires, John, House
Address 315 S. Chestnut St.
City McKinney
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722530
UTM Northing 3675368
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Chestnut Square
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This home was constructed in 1854 by John Faires (1801-1878), who had come to McKinney from Tennessee three years earlier. Near his home he built a Blacksmith Shop, where he worked skillfully with metal and wood. The hand chiseled front door of Faires' home reflects his Woodworking Craftsmanship. The Greek Revival Style House, originally located one block West, remained in the Faires Family until 1975.** Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984***