Details for Germany House (Atlas Number 5231012090)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5231012090


Marker Number 12090
Atlas Number 5231012090
Marker Title Germany House
Index Entry Germany House
Address 3403 Lee St.
City Greenville
County Hunt
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes French Second Empire (architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1886 for Greenville merchant and civic leader Joseph P. Germany (1856-1932) and his new wife Polly (Tolbert) (1862-1889), this simplified second empire style house is distinguished by such hallmarks as its straight mansard roof and tower. Germany married Eloise Conger in 1893 following Polly's death. He helped establish Burleson College in 1895, served as city councilman and city treasurer and managed the city electric plant in 1900. In the early 1900s, ten members of Joseph and Eloise's family lived in the house at once. The Germany family occupied the house for more than 90 years. (1999) Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999