Details for Taylor House (Atlas Number 5085006211)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5085006211


Marker Number 6211
Atlas Number 5085006211
Marker Title Taylor House
Index Entry Taylor House
City McKinney
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722520
UTM Northing 3675390
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; inns, hotels, motels
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Chestnut Square (corner of Chestnut and Anthony Streets), McKinney
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in the 1860s, the structure originally stood across the street from the site. It was sold in 1868 to Armistead Joshua Taylor (1840-1888), a cabinet maker. He married Tabatha Jane Scott, daughter of Collin County pioneer Preston Scott. The tailors operated the house as an in for traveling salesman or drummers. Because overnight lodging was available for 25¢, it was called the Two-Bit Taylor House. Owned by that family until 1933, it was moved here in 1976. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982