Details for Albert & Katie Van Hook House (Atlas Number 5203011978)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203011978


Marker Number 11978
Atlas Number 5203011978
Marker Title Albert & Katie Van Hook House
Index Entry Van Hook, Albert & Katie, House
Address 303 S. Washington St.
City Marshall
County Harrison
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Italianate; design and construction; women
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built about 1880 as a wedding present for Katie (Allen) and Albert Van Hook, this house was designed by Katie's father, architect N. S. Allen. Allen designed many of the important homes and businesses of Shreveport for forty years. The modified L-plan structure originally featured Italianate details at the gable ends, a widow's walk and double chimneys. It remained in the Van Hook family until the 1950s. A renovation project in the 1990s restored many of the home's outstanding features, including the porch, gingerbread trim and bay window. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999