Details for Whitaker House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037009514


Marker Number 9514
Atlas Number 5037009514
Marker Title Whitaker House
Index Entry Whitaker House
Address 517 Whitaker St.
City Texarkana
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 401752
UTM Northing 3698427
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1973
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built before 1891 by Benjamin F. Whitaker (1845-1916), member of Texas Senate (1893-97), partner of his brother in lumber business and a railroad that became part of Kansas City Southern line. He handpicked materials for this residence for his own family. Ex-sheriff Bryant Hargett and family were living here by 1904 when a "souvenir" book featured the house as a Texarkana showplace. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Perkins now own and preserve the property. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973

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