Starr Family Home State Historic Site

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: July 1, 1995

Updated: September 3, 2016

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Starr Family Home State Historic Site (formerly Starr Mansion State Historical Park) is located at 407 W. Travis Street in Marshall in Harrison County. The house, sometimes referred to as Maplecroft, was built by New Orleans shipwrights for James Franklin Starr in 1870. Built in the Greek Revival Style, the two-story frame house was home to five generations of the Starr family and has remained virtually unaltered to the present. In 1976 the house and four outbuildings were donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; additional land was donated in 1982. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Effective January 1, 2008, operational control of Starr Family Home State Historic Site was transferred to the Texas Historical Commission.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

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July 1, 1995
September 3, 2016