A. B. Scarborough Queen Anne Victorian in Bonham, TX (1897)

A. B. Scarborough Queen Anne Victorian in Bonham, TX

Bonham, Texas, United States

A. B. Scarborough, president of First National Bank, built the mansion in 1897. Established in 1908 by Phillip Wise, Wise Funeral Home has been operating out of the mansion since 1935. Wise Funeral Home: “The intricately carved woodwork was milled in St. Louis and shipped to Bonham by boat and railway, then assembled on the spot. The original light fixtures in the house also came from St. Louis. The parquet floor in the library is built of three types of wood-oak, mahogany, and maple, and each square is made of eight perfectly cut and fitted pieces. Other attractions of the building include four stained glass windows – one in the library, two in the old master suite, and one on the second landing of the main staircase. The home also has nine fireplaces, including a three-way fireplace opening into the foyer, library, and parlor.” Main photo taken by lambertcottage on Instagram.

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There is also a two-way fireplace for the sitting room and bedroom of the master suite, one in the dining room, and three upstairs. In addition to second floor bedrooms, the house has a third floor attic room that was used by children for roller skating and other recreation, and a large basement that housed a boiler once used for heating.” 






 

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