Details for George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home (Atlas Number 5217013212)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217013212


Marker Number 13212
Atlas Number 5217013212
Marker Title George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home
Index Entry Porter, George L. and Roxie Brooks, Home
Address 400 Corsicana St
City Hillsboro
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677584
UTM Northing 3543557
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); Business topics, general; women
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 400 Corsicana St
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1881, Tennessee native George L. Porter (1854-1928) wed Roxie Brooks (1863-1927), daughter of early Hill County official Cincinattus Ney Brooks. George was a merchant in nearby Peoria (6 mi. W) and later served as an officer in Sturgis National and Citizens National banks in Hillsboro. The Porters were community leaders and active members of Hillsboro's First Baptist Church. In 1901, Roxie's brother O.D. Brooks constructed this Queen Anne style house, selling it to the couple that same year. It features a wrapped porch, Tuscan columns, decorative shingling, and a massed plan with hipped roof and cross gables. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004