Details for William and Blanche Brooks House (Atlas Number 5257011986)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5257011986


Marker Number 11986
Atlas Number 5257011986
Marker Title William and Blanche Brooks House
Index Entry Brooks, William and Blanche, House
Address 500 S. Center Street, Forney
City Forney
County Kaufman
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); design and construction; women
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Designed by Dallas Architect Charles Alexander Gill and built on a lot received as a wedding gift from Yancy McKellar, this was the home of local business and civic leaders William A. and Blanche Brooks and their family. Built in the Queen Anne style in 1898, the home was remodeled and updated with colonial revival style elements in 1915. Prominent features include a round turret, intricately detailed chimneys, and a wraparound porch. Typical of the homes built in this area at the turn of the 20th century, the Brooks House is a significant part of Forney's architectural heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997