Details for The H.P. Barkley Home (Atlas Number 5139007082)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007082

Data

Marker Number 7082
Atlas Number 5139007082
Marker Title The H.P. Barkley Home
Index Entry Barkley, H.P., Home
Address 709 N. Dallas
City Ennis
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722907
UTM Northing 3579778
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 709 N. Dallas, Ennis
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Local contractor B. F. Sargeant constructed this residence in 1892 for H.P. Barkley, a conductor and yardmaster for the Houston and Central Texas Railroad. Built in the Victorian style, it features elaborate gingerbread detailing. T.H. Floyd, a local businessman, purchased the house in 1905 and resided here until 1949. Later used as a church parsonage, the Barkley home now serves as a reminder of Ennis' early days as a growing railroad town.