Details for Oxford House (Atlas Number 5143003894)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5143003894


Marker Number 3894
Atlas Number 5143003894
Marker Title Oxford House
Index Entry Oxford House
Address 563 N. Graham
City Stephenville
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 575042
UTM Northing 3563484
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Erath County native, attorney, judge, and civic leader W. J. Oxford (1861-1943) bought this property in 1879. In 1898-99 he had this house built with a $3,000 legal fee he earned in a major lawsuit. The Oxford House is an outstanding dramatic example of the late Queen Anne style and represents the only structure of its kind in Stephenville. It features a cypress wraparound porch, second level balcony, ornately detailed woodwork, character-defining cupola, and a copper eagle weather vane. After the 1920s the house was used as a boardinghouse, a bank, and as a private residence. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994