Details for Honaker-Holsonbake House (Atlas Number 5507013435)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013435


Marker Number 13435
Atlas Number 5507013435
Marker Title Honaker-Holsonbake House
Index Entry Honaker-Holsonbake House
Address 211 College St
City Farmersville
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 746484
UTM Northing 3672589
Subject Codes Neoclassical (architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 211 College St
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Prominent businessman John Milburn Honaker and his wife Malinda (Bickley) built a Queen-Anne home at this site in 1893. They extensively remodeled the house in 1910 in a Neoclassical style, adding a full second floor and two-story porch with Doric columns and oblong balcony. After Malinda's death in 1913, John wed her sister Carrie in 1917; he died just months after the wedding, leaving his three daughters with his widow. She sold the house to niece Willie (Honaker) and Bob Holsonbake. Known for generously housing area teachers and for hosting special events, the Holsonbake family owned the home until 1977. Today, the landmark is a link to early Farmersville society. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005