Details for Crow Home (Atlas Number 5507016446)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016446


Marker Number 16446
Atlas Number 5507016446
Marker Title Crow Home
Index Entry Crow Home
Address 396 E. Long St.
City Stephenville
County Erath
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 575514
UTM Northing 3565077
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Intersection of Long and Vine Street, 3 blocks south of Washington
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Tennessee natives Dr. Martin Swan Crow (1833-1892) and his wife Mollie Jane (George) Crow (1843-1910) arrived in Stephenville in 1871. Dr. Crow operated a successful medical practice and drug store, and he invested heavily in real estate. Mrs. Crow also invested in real estate, founded the town’s first savings and loan and served as a director of an area railroad. This Queen Anne-style cottage was built ca. 1893, likely by Mrs. Crow after the death of her husband. The original cross-gabled floor plan included eight rooms and five fireplaces. The exterior features cypress siding, fishscale shingles, and tall double-hung windows matching those of the Crow Opera House on the courthouse square.