Details for Davis House (Atlas Number 5097005979)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097005979


Marker Number 5979
Atlas Number 5097005979
Marker Title Davis House
Index Entry Davis House
Address 505 S. Denton
City Gainesville
County Cooke
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672305
UTM Northing 3721631
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; municipal official; state official; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 505 South Denton, Gainesville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text William O. Davis (d. 1941), a veteran of the Civil War, came to Texas in 1870. Self-educated, he became a prominent local attorney and from 1876 to 1882 represented the area in the Texas Senate. An active civic leader, he later served as Gainesville's first Mayor. In 1891 he built this Queen Anne style residence. Its ornate gingerbread trim and decorative brickwork reflected Sen. Davis' status as a prominent early leader of the community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982. Incise in base: Marker placed by Lt. Col. and Mrs. R. D. Buttolph, owners since 1974.