Details for The Fitzgerald Home (Atlas Number 5181007371)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181007371


Marker Number 7371
Atlas Number 5181007371
Marker Title The Fitzgerald Home
Index Entry Fitzgerald Home
City Denison
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722561
UTM Northing 3744453
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Frontier Village
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built on 800-acre farm near Bells by Geo. S. Fitzgerald, who moved with family from Virginia to Texas in 1857. He cut building timber on his farm in 1859. On return from Confederate army he erected this house in 1866. He was prosperous and esteemed, serving as a Grayson County Commissioner from 1880 to 1884. House was framed of pegged oak logs. Main rooms are 20 by 20 feet, joined by 12-foot hall. Two stairs lead to upper story. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969