James Claude Wright House

James Claude Wright House (HM1CT8)

Location: Weatherford, TX 76086 Parker County
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N 32° 45.448', W 97° 47.96'

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On September 20, 1898, Robert P. Lowe and his wife purchased the property at this site. The commonly held belief is that the house was built by Robert Lowe, who retired from Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1894 and settled his family in Weatherford. He built the home sometime between 1897 and 1899 during construction of the building that would house his hardware business. Due to a fire that destroyed the Parker County Courthouse in 1874 early records of the home are non-existent. The earliest Sanborn map is for 1885 that depicts a home at the current location and the 1894 map depicts the same home which strongly suggests that a pre-existing structure was expanded or remodeled in the 1890s.

The Wright House represents the Queen Anne style, but with minimal modifications. In 1905, the back porch was enclosed to create a bathroom, closets were added in the bedrooms and the kitchen was remodeled. The original transoms are still in place as is the stained-glass transom panel over the front door. After the death of Robert Lowe in 1920 and his wife Evalina in 1924, the house was eventually sold to Nannie Hauser in 1927. James Claude and Marie Wright purchased the home from Hauser in 1940. James Wright started a business selling street signs to small towns and established National Trade Days to help promote small businesses. The descendants of James Wright occupied the home until 1972. In 2009, the city of Weatherford purchased the home to prevent demolition and convert the space to city offices. This historic home's architecture and ties to the Lowe and Wright family enhance Weatherford's historic fabric.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2012
Marker is property of the State of Texas
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HM NumberHM1CT8
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Marker Number17354
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 612470 N 3625037
Decimal Degrees32.75746667, -97.79933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.448', W 97° 47.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 26.88" N, 97° 47' 57.60" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 W Oak St, Weatherford TX 76086, US
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