403 Mounts Street- Mounts-Wright House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

403 Mounts Street- Mounts-Wright House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


The Mounts family arrived in Denton County in the 1850s from Virginia. W. H. Mount (1833-1889) and his wife, Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) Mounts (1838-1914), were early residents of Alton, the previous Denton county seat until 1857, relocating to Denton with the final move of the county seat. Through their businesses, farming and landowning, the early family contributed to the early development of Denton. The Mounts Farm began in 1867 with 15 acres centered on present day Amarillo Street. Cotton and fruit trees were grown behind the original Mounts family home which burned in 1893. In 1898, Mattie Mounts hired J. B. Wilson as the contractor for a new two-story house with eight rooms. The Queen Anne Style house features a veranda wrap-around porch, clapboard siding and fish scale shingles. The interior floors are of heart pine and the front door and stair balusters are examples of Eastlake lathe, gouge, and chisel work. The diamond window at the downstairs landing is a focal point for the house’s façade.

This point of interest is part of the tour: West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour


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