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Thomas W. and Katherine Trout House

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1895, George F. Barber. 705 Poplar St.

Poplar Street defined the northern boundary of Honey Grove’s original town plat. The Trout House is prominently sited at the apex of 12th Street. This house marked a shift in Trout’s business concerns from agricultural to mercantile, when he became a partner in a Honey Grove wholesale grocery business. The house is based upon a published design for a residence “in the North Carolina Mountains,” in Barber’s American Homes (July 1897). It is a typical Barber-designed Queen Anne house, with an asymmetrical plan, a pyramidal roof with intersecting gables, projecting bays, a circular tower with a domed roof, and a wraparound porch. When the prefabricated metal dome for the Trout House arrived at the site, it evidently was too small to fit on its circular base, thus the awkward transitional skirt roof.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Thomas W. and Katherine Trout House", [Honey Grove, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 129-129.

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