Details for J. W. Park Home (Atlas Number 5217002688)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217002688


Marker Number 2688
Atlas Number 5217002688
Marker Title J. W. Park Home
Index Entry Park, J. W., Home
Address 206 North Wesley Street
City Itasca
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 674681
UTM Northing 3560013
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 206 North Wesley Street, Itasca
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text John Wilkes Park (1869-1921) and his wife, Willie Clinkscales Park (1869-1935), built this classical revival style home about 1908. Its massive Corinthian columns and other milled details reflect a popular turn-of-the century embrace of classicism. A Mississippi native, Park served as mayor of Itasca from 1916 to 1920. After John's death, Willie Park rented parts of the house. The home remained in the Park family until 1945. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986