Details for Earle-Harrison House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309001334


Marker Number 1334
Atlas Number 5309001334
Marker Title Earle-Harrison House
Index Entry Earle-Harrison House
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672037
UTM Northing 3493943
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1901 N. 5th St., Waco
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1858-59, this handsome Greek revival house symbolized culture to early Waco, although only half was ever completed. Local post oak, plantation-made brick, cypress siding, and heart pine flooring were used by the builder, an unknown shipwright. Owner B. W. Earle, a physician, died in 1859, but his wife Eliza Earle lived and entertained here for years. Her brother, Gen. Thos. Harrison, a Civil War veteran and lawyer, bought it in 1872.

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