Details for The Houston House (Atlas Number 5097005355)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097005355


Marker Number 5355
Atlas Number 5097005355
Marker Title The Houston House
Index Entry Houston House, The
Address 604 S. Denton
City Gainesville
County Cooke
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672333
UTM Northing 3721539
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 604 South Denton, Gainesville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Mrs. Giles (Frances Dougherty) Houston, one of the heirs to a Cooke County fortune, built this magnificent example of frontier Victorian architecture in 1898. J. G. Garrett (1858-1919), a local man credited with the plans for many fine Gainesville structures, served as architect. Contractor was W. J. Snelling. Walls are solid brick. There are twelve rooms with nine fireplaces. Oak, cherry, and birds'-eye maple woods embellish the interiors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966.