This Victorian house was built in 1887 for J.O. Terrell. Mr. Terrell was a newspaper editor, poet, orator, lawyer, judge, State Senator, candidate for Governor of Texas and stepson of R.A. Terrell, for whom the town is named. He sold the home to Jarvis Family in 1985.
Col. Ned Green, president of the Texas Midland Railroad and only son of the richest woman in the world, Hetty Green, rented a room in this Queen Anne Victorian house from the Jarvis family for $25 a month for 20 years. He stored a wooden leg and a pair of trousers in an armoire to claim Terrell as his residence for tax purposes.
505 Pacific Ave, Terrell, TX 75160