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The Marcus Dewitt Carlock House Historical Markers

A Testament to Time and Resilients of Those in the Past


Recorded Texas Historical Marker

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1903 - Colonial mansion built by Marcus DeWitt Carlock, Sr., prominent early-day attorney, Confederate courier, political leader, friend of Governor Jim Hogg, member Electoral College that named Woodrow Wilson president. Entertained many high officials in his home. Stairway of rare, curly pine. 17 rooms, 53 windows, 4 porches, 6 columns; double floors, 5-ply walls; foundation had enough brick to build a 5-room house. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

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U.S. National Register of Historical Places

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Built in 1903 by M.D. Carlock Sr. Confederate courier, prominent early - day attorney and political leader. Guests were Governors Hogg and Colquitt and Miss lma Hogg.

In this home the gracious living and entertaining of the old south are not lost, but rather a way of life. Norma Wilkinson acquired the Carlock home after the death of M.D. and Rhea Carlock Jr. in 1996 and meticulously restored the landmark to its early 20th century grandeur.

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