Details for The Figures House (Atlas Number 5315008035)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5315008035


Marker Number 8035
Atlas Number 5315008035
Marker Title The Figures House
Index Entry Figures House
Address 407 E. Jefferson St.
City Jefferson
County Marion
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 373196
UTM Northing 3625135
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A typical East Texas Greek revival cottage, built in 1850s by Bartholomew Figures, who had been a local innkeeper. His son, James C. Figures, was later one of the many short-term owners. Mrs. Mary Eglentine Whitfield (1852-1941), a dressmaker, owned and occupied the structure, 1883-1928. Members of J. H. Benefield's family were owner-landlords, 1936-70. In 1970, it was sold to Mrs. Tommie Wurtsbaugh Glick, an artist, who has restored it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973