Details for The Belle Fry Gaines House (Atlas Number 5203010139)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010139


Marker Number 10139
Atlas Number 5203010139
Marker Title The Belle Fry Gaines House
Index Entry Gaines, Belle Fry, House, The
Address 313 W. Austin
City Marshall
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 371366
UTM Northing 3601783
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; municipal official
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This residence was erected for John R. (b. 1849) and Sallie Stinson (b. 1857) soon after their marriage in Sept. 1875. The wood framing around the entryway was carved to resemble cut stone. Stinson was a merchant and served one term as mayor of Marshall. In 1909 Walter D. Minton (D. 1918) bought the structure after Minton's death, his widow Belle (Fry) (d. 1978) married E. P. Gaines. She operated an antique shop in the house for many years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978