Details for Falconer Home (Atlas Number 5145001560)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5145001560


Marker Number 1560
Atlas Number 5145001560
Marker Title Falconer Home
Index Entry Falconer Home
Address 433 Agnes Ave.
City Marlin
County Falls
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 433 Agnes Ave., Marlin
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Constructed in 1880, this home originally housed a private boys' school known as Stafford Military Academy. When financial difficulties forced the school to close in 1886, it was purchased as a residence by Willis Lang Falconer, who had moved to Marlin from Mississippi in 1885. Falconer's family became well-known for its community service and maintained the home for more than 80 years. An interesting feature of the house is its formal Doric temple facade.