Details for The Scales-Fortson House (Atlas Number 5349011633)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5349011633

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Marker Number 11633
Atlas Number 5349011633
Marker Title The Scales-Fortson House
Index Entry Scales-Fortson House, The
Address 220 N. 14th Street
City Corsicana
County Navarro
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738831
UTM Northing 3553540
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This residence was constructed in the 1890s by H. L. Scales, owner of a local gin and cottonseed oil mill. In 1911 it was purchased by John Thompson, president of the Corsicana National Bank. It became the home of banker and landowner Joe B. Fortson in the 1920s and remained in his family until 1976. The galleried house features Victorian and Classical Revival detailing and interior woodwork of walnut, maple, and redwood. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980