Details for Gordon Home (Atlas Number 5221002229)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221002229

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Marker Number 2229
Atlas Number 5221002229
Marker Title Gordon Home
Index Entry Gordon Home
Address 307 E. Pearl St.
City Granbury
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 614161
UTM Northing 3590073
Subject Codes state official; houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Alonzo Peyton Gordon came to Granbury from Georgia in 1871. He taught school for a time before opening a mercantile store that grew into one of the largest in Hood County. His business was housed in a large stone building that he constructed on the Granbury Square. A cotton gin operator, Gordon also served as superintendent of the local school and in 1898 was elected to the Texas Legislature. Gordon built his home here in 1882. Remained in the Gordon Family until 1982.