Details for Penn House (Atlas Number 5133003981)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5133003981


Marker Number 3981
Atlas Number 5133003981
Marker Title Penn House
Index Entry Penn House
City Cisco vicinity
County Eastland
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 496914
UTM Northing 3584400
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location On private property, from Cisco take FM 2945 west about 2.5 miles; go over bridge over railroad tracks. Then turn north on dirt road, about .8 mile to house.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Cumberland-plan vernacular farmhouse was built in 1898-1899 by Velzie W. Penn (1876-1954) with the help of his brothers and neighbors. Penn and his wife Addie, who lived here for over fifty years, were the parents of four sons, all of whom were born in the house. Originally consisting of three large rooms and a porch, the home was later enlarged. In 1933 the house was rocked with local stone gathered on the farm by Velzie Penn. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988