Details for Fry - Butcher House (Atlas Number 5139007064)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007064


Marker Number 7064
Atlas Number 5139007064
Marker Title Fry - Butcher House
Index Entry Fry - Butcher House
Address 501 FM 2377
City Red Oak
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 707844
UTM Northing 3598502
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Sam and Sarah Jane "Jennie" Fry purchased 150 arces here in 1882. Aided by noted local carpenter Lewis Butcher, the Frys built this farmhouse in 1883. The house is an excellent local example of the Queen Anne architectural style and features a gable roof, turned-wood porch posts, and jig-sawn brackets and porch friezes. The property eventually passed to George A. Butcher, Jennie's son from a previous marriage, and remained in the family until 1986.