Details for Hicks-Gregg House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014016


Marker Number 14016
Atlas Number 5507014016
Marker Title Hicks-Gregg House
Index Entry Hicks-Gregg House
Address 1249 W. Washington
City Brownsville
County Cameron
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 648704
UTM Northing 2867295
Subject Codes buildings; Four Square (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2007
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1249 W. Washington
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Merchant and Brownsville native Frederick Hicks and his second wife, social worker Zuleika Banton Blackshear of Dublin, Texas, built this house circa 1909. Three years later they sold the house to Harry and Nellie Moler, who lived here eight years. In 1920, banker and civic leader John Gregg and his wife Lily bought the property. The Hicks-Gregg House is an example of the American Foursquare design, a symmetrical type of the Prairie style. Prominent features of the frame residence include its hipped roof, dormer window, exposed rafter ends, full-length three-bay porch, Tuscan columns and bay window. The Greggs added a complementary sunroom addition during their ownership. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2007 Marker is property of the state of Texas

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