Details for Burkett House (Atlas Number 5133011852)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5133011852


Marker Number 11852
Atlas Number 5133011852
Marker Title Burkett House
Index Entry Burkett House
Address 1301 S. Mulberry St.
City Eastland
County Eastland
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Four Square (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; Botany
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Joe Burkett, who with his brother and father discovered and cultivated the original Burkett pecan tree in 1900, was a school teacher, county official, and state legislator. He and his wife Fannye Pullig Burkett built this home in 1919 and 1920. It originally included a large farm lot with outbuildings. The Foursquare house was modified by new owners in the 1930s to reflect the Romantic period revival styles popular in that era. The stucco finish, low hipped tile roof with overhanging eaves, front porch, and porte cochere contribute to the home's Spanish Colonial Revival appearance. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998