Details for Thomason-Scott House (Atlas Number 5097005475)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097005475


Marker Number 5475
Atlas Number 5097005475
Marker Title Thomason-Scott House
Index Entry Thomason-Scott House
City Era
County Cooke
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 658819
UTM Northing 3707686
Subject Codes judges; houses, residential buildings; national/federal official; Victorian (architectural term); medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location FM 922 about .5 miles west of intersection with SH 51, Era.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Erected in 1894, this structure was the home and office of Dr. Benjamin Richard Thomason (d. 1909), one of Era's first physicians. Dr. Thomason's son Robert Ewing (1879-1973) hauled lumber from Gainesville for the construction. Later he had a long public career, serving as a U.S. Congressman and Federal District Judge. The frame house has Victorian porch detailing and elegant interior woodwork. In 1948 the residence was acquired by the L. A. Scott Family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978.