Details for Bain-Honaker House (Atlas Number 5507015562)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015562


Marker Number 15562
Atlas Number 5507015562
Marker Title Bain-Honaker House
Index Entry Bain-Honaker House
Address 108 College Street
City Farmersville
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 746277
UTM Northing 3672519
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1996
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Anna Melissa Hicks Bain (1834-1906), widow of John Alexander Bain, built this house in 1865 on 6.75 acres of land east of the town square of Farmersville. She reared five daughters here: Mary Clorinda, Martha, Catherine, Christina and Margaret. An astute businesswoman, Anna Bain divided her property into lots, built commercial buildings and sold some property to the Red River Railroad Company. She also provided rooom and board for teachers and students from nearby private schools. The Farmersville Culture Club was founded here.In 1902, three peaked gables and a narrow porch were replaced by an asymmetrical facade and new porch, and the northeast bedrooms were extended.Anna Bain's daughters Mary and Catherine (Cassie) married brothers, Henry Honaker and Andrew Honaker. Martha married William S. Aston. Cassie Bain Honaker lived here while her husband was in medical school, where he died. She later married James E. Jones and lived here until her death in 1928. Five generations of the Bain-Honaker family lived in this house.Honaker family descendants donated the house to the Farmersville Historical Society in 1989.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1996