1895 Queen Anne – Hillsboro, TX

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Added to OHD on 9/25/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   26 Comments

211 N Pleasant St Hillsboro, TX 76645

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  • $67,000
  • 9 Bed
  • 9 Bath
  • 5253 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
Formerly a Bed and Breakfast with rich wood appointments, now in decline. Leaded stain glass windows are broken, wood floors are in need of care, dumb waiter was removed. Downstairs living area on the west side of the home can be quarters for a site manager. Windows, ceilings, siding, plumbing all need extensive repairs.
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Debra Gregory, Norma Boggs Realty
(817) 558-8827
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26 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Hillsboro, TX

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12532 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Photos on the old B&B site but reading the description do not expect the condition to be the same. The photos on the B&B site are at least a decade old: http://www.heartoftexasbb.com/tarlton.htm

    Please don’t call the agent unless you are interested in buying/seeing the home because you are interested.

    • Handymam says: 52 comments

      Wow! What the heck happened?! It used to be beautiful!

    • Jimmy Hemminger says: 9 comments

      Thanks Kelly, I have already contacted the agent with my intention to make a cash offer for asking price, as soon as he gets me contact phones from another area carpenter for rehab help help. A long distance rehab for me, a Victorian stlye restoration artist, it’s worth the price to bring this one back to its former artistic glory and prominence, 9 bedrooms! Another highly skilled carpenter be worth my budget to have it fully operational again…

  2. MichaelMichael says: 3291 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Interesting house. Worth the effort to go to the site Kelly has shown. Even more interesting is to google ‘Tarlton House’ for more interesting reading.

    The exterior is stunning. It would be nice to see some recent interior pictures.

  3. Diane says: 2 comments

    I read the House has been condemned by the city and has some interesting history.

  4. Jessica says: 65 comments

    Not *necessarily* Homes can be condemned by the local government for simply not being up to code. It says it needs extensive plumbing repairs, so in theory that could be it.

    • DaveDave says: 253 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Queen Ann/Stick
      Des Moines, IA

      I don’t know about Texas, but here in Iowa, “extensive plumbing repairs” means that
      most or all of the copper pipes, wiring, and radiators have been stolen for scrap.
      I dearly hope that is not the case with this house!

  5. Cheryl kay says: 20 comments

    If a house is n the historic registry will the city condemn it and tear it down? I thought it was protected by being on the registry?

    • Laurelyn says: 2 comments

      If a house is on the historic registry and is in bad shape they do not have to do anything to maintain it. Unfortunately that means if no one is willing to maintain it it can simply be allowed to fall down. Once a house is on the registry it simply means the outside must be maintained to its existing appearance.

    • Linda Robinson says: 1 comments

      It don’t matter, here in
      ohio, a house in bad condition, which can be fixed, was torn down dispute it having a historical plaque, on natonal registry,,and protested for a monthird before the dozero came to tearrive it down, nothing saved it, the new owners wanted a new house! And must found a way to go around it!

  6. JimC says: 45 comments

    There is a misconception about the National Registry of Historic Places. It puts absolutely no restrictions on a structure. You can modify or even tear down. People confuse it with local or state historic districts that do place restrictions.

  7. Amy P. says: 217 comments

    What a shame, I can’t imagine how anyone could let something like this fall into such disrepair. She could be so beautiful…

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 362 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Sadly, the number one reason for that is lack of funds. It doesn’t matter how much you love a place, if you lack capital you can’t fix it and sometimes you can’t even afford to move!

      • Louise Moore says: 2 comments

        So true, we have renovated a home I found on this site. They are great homes with good bones. Unfortunately renovating costs more than building new. You have to love the home and see the vision of what it can become again. I love our home.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12532 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted earlier this month, they’ve added interior photos! Moved to front page. Comments above may be older.

  9. Rosewater says: 7470 comments

    That is one very pretty window!

  10. tess says: 296 comments

    Unfortunately National Register designation does not save a property. A beautiful home became the pawn in a nasty divorce. The house was on home and garden tours and showcased in magazines. The judge awarded the wife the beach house and the husband the NR house. For revenge the husband promptly began selling the fixtures. He lived there until the roof literally fell in. Then made a donation to the fire dept to do a controlled burn of the house and dependencies. He publicly invited the ex to the burn. UGH!

  11. BethanyBethany says: 3477 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    The person who wrote the description sounds really depressed about it, and for good reason apparently!

  12. CoraCora says: 2086 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    ❤❤❤ She’s worth savin. What a house this was/can be again!

  13. JimHJimH says: 5600 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Texas Historical Marker:
    Old G. D. Tarlton House
    Victorian style. Built in 1895 by noted attorney Greene Duke Tarlton (1852-1931), from Louisiana. House was one of finest in town, with hand-carved mantels, stained glass windows, “speaking tube” between kitchen and third floor bedroom, and a dumbwaiter. Cistern on back porch supplied cool water all year round. Outbuildings included stable and coach house. On grounds were grape arbor, orchard, and garden. Restored by Dana L. Bennett.
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark — 1972
    Hillsboro, Texas

    There’s some haunted house nonsense online about the place – one tale has a rotting corpse walking around upstairs! It’s true that Mr. Tarlton died the same day as his 2nd wife, from cancer at age 79 according to his death certificate.

    It’s a lovely home and I hope someone decides to take on the project.

  14. LisaLou says: 1 comments

    What happened to this lovely house? How could one go down so fast? Was there leaking water? Did vandels do this? I hope someone comes in and saves this beautiful house so it becomes a home again.

  15. Melanie says: 18 comments

    I wonder if this was damaged from the hurricane like the beauty in Refugio? I would love to have the time money and knowledge to restore these beautiful homes to their rightful glory!


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