Details for Weeks Mansion (Atlas Number 5485005741)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5485005741


Marker Number 5741
Atlas Number 5485005741
Marker Title Weeks Mansion
Index Entry Weeks Mansion
Address Harrison & Kell
City Wichita Falls
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 545101
UTM Northing 3750187
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Intersection of Harrison and Kell, Wichita Falls.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A lawyer who made a fortune during the oil boom in this area, Fred Weeks (1888-1977) erected this elegant home in 1924-26. Designed by Kansas City architect J. F. Louck, the mansion stood in the middle of a 13-acre landscaped tract. Local brick mason Walter McAbee laid the specially made Kansas bricks. The Weeks family often hosted musical recitals here. Two later owners, George F. LeBus (1876-1956) and Charles H. Featherston (1886-1969), were also oilmen.