Details for Frank Kell Home (Atlas Number 5485002049)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5485002049


Marker Number 2049
Atlas Number 5485002049
Marker Title Frank Kell Home
Index Entry Kell, Frank Home
Address 900 Bluff,
City Wichita Falls
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 546539
UTM Northing 3752051
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); Business topics, general; design and construction
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 900 Bluff, Wichita Falls
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Native Texan Frank Kell (1859-1941), in partnership with his brother in law Joseph A. Kemp, became a prominent area businessman and civic leader. His developments in the grain business, banking, real estate, and railroad construction helped make Wichita Falls the economic center of the region. In 1909 he had this classical revival house built for his family. Designed by the firm of Jones and Orlopp, it was owned by descendants of Frank Kell for over 70 years. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980.)