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2016 HOMES

The Jarrett House

214 S. Lambert

Words by Melissa McGavock (info provided by homeowner, Pat Peters)

Photography by Shad Ramsey
Front of the home.
Photography by Shad Ramsey

Originally a 3 room house, for preservation, modernization, and sentimental reasons, this family heirloom evolved quite a bit over the last century or so. The home has remained in the Jarrett family since 1906 when it was purchased by Dr. A. R. Jarrett and his wife Sallie. Upon the death of Dr. and Mrs. Jarrett in 1941, Dora Mitchell, one of their daughters purchased the home from her siblings. She remained in the home until 1994 when at the age of 100 she moved into a nursing home. In 1997, the present owner, Dora’s granddaughter, Pat Peters, purchased the home.

This 1890 structure was originally built with vertical 1″ x 12″ planks without framing. Cypress siding finished the exterior of the home. When it was originally purchased by Dr. A. R. Jarrett and his wife Sallie, they immediately made the original two bedrooms into one large living area, converted the original living area into a bedroom and added another bedroom, a dining room, a “sleeping porch,” and a kitchen.

A bathroom was added as a lean-to on the north side of the house at a later time. The smoke house structure still remains and is used as a storage building. When Pat Peters purchased the home in 1997, a second bathroom and utility room were added and the sleeping porch was enclosed with windows. The original fireplace is in the master bedroom and the original wooden floors remain.

One of the unique things about this house is the fireplace that was added to the living room. It is made of rocks and fossils that collected by Ramsey Walker, Dora’s son and Pat’s father, when he was a child.

A precious family heirloom, this house has provided a place for gathering and good cheer for the Jarrett family for 110 years.

A precious family heirloom, this house has provided a place for gathering and good cheer for the Jarrett family for 110 years.

The Jarrett House
Granbury, Texas

Photography by Shad Ramsey

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