Details for Joffre-Gilbert House (Atlas Number 5113011829)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113011829


Marker Number 11829
Atlas Number 5113011829
Marker Title Joffre-Gilbert House
Index Entry Joffre-Gilbert House
Address 309 S. O'Connor Street
City Irving
County Dallas
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Bungalow (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of Irving's best known early builders, A. Fred Joffre, and his wife built this airplane bungalow in 1919 in the original Irving townsite. Their daughter sold the home in 1936. Pioneer doctor Franklin Monroe Gilbert and his wife Dorothy, a nurse, purchased it in 1939. For nearly thirty years, patients came here night and day as they knew help was available for examination, medication and emergency treatment. At least one baby was delivered here. The Gilberts had Perma Stone applied to the house between 1947 and 1949 while retaining the character and defining features of the bungalow, such as the unusual stacked porch posts. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999