Details for Brin House (Atlas Number 5217000511)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217000511


Marker Number 511
Atlas Number 5217000511
Marker Title Brin House
Index Entry Brin House
Address 109 Corsicana
City Hillsboro
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677087
UTM Northing 3543602
Subject Codes Polish immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 109 Corsicana, Hillsboro
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Hillsboro attorney Robert T. Jones and his wife Mary (Abbott) commissioned William M. Keith to build this Victorian residence in 1896. In 1917 it was purchased by Louis and Rebecca (Watelsky) Brin. Born in Poland of Jewish descent, Louis Brin established a Hillsboro dry goods store at the age of sixteen and later became a prominent area merchant and civic leader. Members of the Brin family owned the home until 1980. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981