Details for Barton Home (Atlas Number 5395010902)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5395010902


Marker Number 10902
Atlas Number 5395010902
Marker Title Barton Home
Index Entry Barton Home
Address Mitchell & Maple St.
City Calvert
County Robertson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 722538
UTM Northing 3430048
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text After her home north of Calvert was destroyed by fire, Minnie Walker Burnitt Barton, widow of plantation owner Francis Davis Barton, built this structure in 1909. She intended the brick home with slate roof to withstand as many natural disasters as possible. Classical revival in style, the house boasts colonnaded porches and balconies on three sides, 18-inch exterior walls, and 12-foot ceilings. The three Barton daughters hosted large house parties here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979