Details for John Martin House (Atlas Number 5085006176)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5085006176


Marker Number 6176
Atlas Number 5085006176
Marker Title John Martin House
Index Entry Martin, John, House
Address 805 Howell St.
City McKinney
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 721753
UTM Northing 3675322
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 805 Howell Street (corner of Howell and Parker Streets) McKinney
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text John M. Martin (b. 1859), a member of an early Collin county family, was a local architect and builder who erected this house for himself about 1880. The structure exhibits elements of the Queen Anne style, including asymmetrical massing, wall surfaces of various materials, and an octagonal-roofed upper bay -- said to be a Martin trademark. Milled porch details were inspired by the popular Eastlake style. Martin sold the house in 1908 and moved from McKinney. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986