Details for Walter P. and Meck Allen House (Atlas Number 5507013855)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013855


Marker Number 13855
Atlas Number 5507013855
Marker Title Walter P. and Meck Allen House
Index Entry Allen, Walter P. and Meck, House
Address 611 Griffith
City Terrell
County Kaufman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 754252
UTM Northing 3626554
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Tudor Revival (Architectural style); women
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1893, Rusk County native Walter Payne Allen (1870-1943) wed America "Meck" Peyroux Cartwright (1874-1959), a native of San Augustine. A banker, Walter was an organizer and later president of American National Bank. He served as city alderman and commissioner, responsible for utility services, and was instrumental in the transition to a city commission form of government. Active in many local businesses, he also worked to get a Royal Air Force training center at Terrell during World War II. The Allens built this Tudor Revival house in 1928. Designed by the Dallas firm of Fooshee and Cheek, it features half-timbering, decorative masonry work and a jetty, and overhanging second floor supported by brackets. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004