Details for Dr. George M. Munchus House (Atlas Number 5439001269)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439001269


Marker Number 1269
Atlas Number 5439001269
Marker Title Dr. George M. Munchus House
Index Entry Munchus, Dr. George M.
Address 1130 E. Terrell Ave.
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 658158
UTM Northing 3623195
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; African American topics; Craftsman (Architectural style); design and construction; medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1130 E. Terrell Ave.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Craftsman style house was constructed in 1922 for Dr. George Murry Munchus (1887-1952) by locally prominent black contractor George Powell. The son of former slaves from Alabama, Munchus was founder, manager, and physician for Fort Worth's Negro Community Hospital. The Munchus home is a two-story wood frame residence featuring wide overhanging eaves, stick brackets, and prominent gables.