Details for The Comparette Home (Atlas Number 5265005312)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5265005312


Marker Number 5312
Atlas Number 5265005312
Marker Title The Comparette Home
Index Entry Comparette Home, The
City Kerrville
County Kerr
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 487024
UTM Northing 3323724
Subject Codes governors; houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1001 Jefferson Street, Kerrville
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This Victorian house was built in the Tivy Addition by S. W. and Laura Smith in 1890. After several other ownerships, Dr. R. H. P. Wright, a prominent Kerrville physician, occupied the property from 1896 to 1905. One of his daughters, Fay, married Texas Governor Coke Stevenson. D. H. Comparette (1871-1952), civic leader, organizer and manager of Kerrville Telephone Company, lived here with his wife Beatrice, a school teacher. The Comparette family owned the home 1905-1977. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979