607 Pearl Street- Simmons-Maxwell House

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

607 Pearl Street- Simmons-Maxwell House

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


This Mission Revival style home was built in 1915 by prominent civic leader, James W. Simmons, and his wife, Susan S. Gregg, granddaughter of Darius Gregg, Denton county pioneer and founder of the Gregg Ranch. The house is designed with an open floor plan, stucco walls, sunroom, pocket doors, a Mission Revival-style parapet, hemlock front door and leaded glass windows. Col. F. W. and Alice “Louise” Maxwell purchased the home in 1948. Col. Maxwell, wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, was a decorated veteran of WWI and WWII. Louise received the top service award from the American Red Cross for volunteer work from 1918-1958. The north wing was an early addition to the house, added to accommodate the office space needed when it was used by the Central Presbyterian Church as minister’s manse from 1919-1943.80 In 1948, Colonel Frederick W. Maxwell and his wife, Alice "Louise" Maxwell, purchased the home. In 1980, Kathy Barnett purchased the home from the estate of Mrs. Louise Maxwell. The home was awarded a City of Denton Historic Landmark in 1981 and became part of the original Oak-Hickory Historic District in 1986.

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


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