Details for Florence Ranch Home (Atlas Number 5113006712)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006712


Marker Number 6712
Atlas Number 5113006712
Marker Title Florence Ranch Home
Index Entry Florence Ranch Home
Address 1424 Barnes Bridge Rd.
City Mesquite
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722934
UTM Northing 3634268
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text David W. (1848 - 1932) and Julia Savannah (Beaty) Florence (1850 - 1914) built the first portion of this ranch house in 1871-72 after moving here from Van Zandt County. Elaborate wood trim decorates the gallery of the simple frame structure. The house was enlarged by the 1890s, when the Florence homestead covered 730 acres. After Florence retired in 1908, his son Emet (1885 - 1963) and Emet's wife Perle (Curtis)) (1889 - 1976) continued to run the ranch, known as Meadow View Farm. RTHL - 1978