Details for Joiner-Long House (Atlas Number 5251012890)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5251012890


Marker Number 12890
Atlas Number 5251012890
Marker Title Joiner-Long House
Index Entry Joiner-Long House
Address 604 Prairie Ave
City Cleburne
County Johnson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 651424
UTM Northing 3579007
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 604 Prairie Avenue
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Joiner-Long House John B. Joiner bought land here from P.C. Chambers and built a one-story farmhouse in 1895. Insurance and real estate salesman Joiner sold the house in 1912 to the long family. Joseph Benjamin Long (1876-1939) moved to Cleburne in 1907 and worked as a banker. He wed Lorena Brown in 1909, and they added the house's second story. Long was active in the community and the Main Street Methodist Church. Lorena served as librarian under the Women's Army Corps (WAC) while her two sons were overseas during World War II. The Long's daughter and her family lived in the house until selling it in 1997. The home's Transitional style is seen in the first floor's Classical columns and the second floor's Queen Anne details, including turned columns and a pronounced belvedere. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002