Now part of the Linn Street Historic District, the house built by Daisy Speed and Tom Brooks, the maternal grandparents of Horton Foote, is one of Wharton's most inviting bungalow-type houses. Its generously sized, west- and south-facing gallery, high-raised construction adjacent to the old channel of Caney Creek, and spacious grounds planted with huge shade trees evoke the images of small-town, Southern domesticity that Foote recalls in his memoir, Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood (1999).
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