Details for Scott-Barker House (Atlas Number 5507013770)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013770

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Marker Number 13770
Atlas Number 5507013770
Marker Title Scott-Barker House
Index Entry Scott-Barker House
Address 1501 W. Harrison St.
City Melissa
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 725974
UTM Northing 3685585
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1501 W. Harrison St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Probably erected in the 1870s, this house was already standing when prominent Melissa merchant Louis A. Scott and his new wife Louise (Allen) purchased the property in 1880. The Scotts sold the house in 1901, and in 1903 it was purchased by Hugh M. and Fannie Barker. A 1921 tornado devastated the town but took only a chimney from this house, which the Barker's daughters occupied for 85 years. A fine example of an L-plan Victorian-era dwelling, the house features pedimented door and window surrounds and highly unusual dormers with distinctive Mansard-type roofs. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999