Details for Frank Bell House (Atlas Number 5423007704)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5423007704


Marker Number 7704
Atlas Number 5423007704
Marker Title Frank Bell House
Index Entry Bell, Frank
City Tyler
County Smith
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Frank and Sarah (Swann) Bell, descendants of 1850s East Texas pioneers, built this classical revival house in Tyler in 1900. Bell owned and operated a store and a farm. The couple had eight children. One son, Frank M. Bell, served 1942-66 as postmaster of Tyler. Banker-civic leader Henry Marsh Bell, another son, inherited the house. It remained in his family until 1960. Threatened with destruction, it was moved here in 1974 and restored. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978 Incise on base: Restored by the R. Randall Cape Family