The Scales-Fortson House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.576 W 096° 28.158
14S E 738831 N 3553540
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker at the Scales-Fortson House, a beautiful Victorian home owned by several area movers and shakers, located at 220 N 14th St, Corsicana, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 6:47:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBV4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Marker Number: 11633

Marker Text:
This residence was constructed in the 1890s by H.L. Scales, owner of a local gin and cottonseed oil mill. In 1911 it was purchased by John Thompson, president of the Corsicana National Bank. It became the home of banker and landowner Joe B. Fortson in the 1920s and remained in his family until 1976. The galleried house features Victorian and Classical Revival detailing and interior woodwork of walnut, maple, and redwood. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980


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