Parker County Today December 2017 - Page 70

Cornelius Home – 415 W. Couts The farmhouse-style home dates back to 1880 and was originally a frame home belonging to Harry and Emma Cornelius. Harry was born in Missouri and was a plasterer by trade. He and Emma had four children. An addition was added in the 1920s, evidenced by the period wallpaper. In 1930, the home was occu- pied by Ward Barber and his wife Lorraine and two children. Barber was origi- nally from Tennessee and owned a radio shop. The home was bricked and had additional renovations done in the 1970s and 80s. The home had several additional owners until it was purchased by current owner Jennifer Lundy. She has done extensive renovation throughout the house to enhance its farmhouse style. Tour location sponsored by: Jamie Bodiford Brinkley - Century 21 Judge Fite Doss Heritage and Culture Center – 1400 Texas Drive 68 Parker County’s rich tapestry of cattle barons and cowboys, Broadway stars and political lead- ers is beginning to be shared and showcased in spacious state-of-the-art exhibit spaces in three distinct galleries. Exhibits include artifacts and information about Weatherford native Mary Martin, and learning about our earliest inhabitants and pioneer settlers in the historical gallery. The Parker County Quilter’s Guild will be at the museum from noon to 6 p.m. with quilting demonstrations and a raffle quilt with the drawing on tour day. A new exhibit entitled: “Quilts — Piecing Together Past and Present,” is also opening and will feature both historic quilts and modern quilts as well as Parker County-themed quilts.  This year, the Doss will introduce the first of five cabins that will eventually make up the Pioneer Cabin Park at the rear of the facility. The early history of the McDonald cabin shows that A.B. Simpson received a patent for a 92-acre farm in May of 1890. Virgil Young purchased the place from Simpson and B.C. McDonald purchased the property from Virgil Young. The log cabin was originally located down on Grind Stone Creek on the back of the McDonald’s property in Millsap with evidence it had been lived in at one time. It was moved towards the house and then used as a barn and a corn crib to store feed for their animals. The cabin will be open for tours, weather permitting. Tour location sponsored by: PlainsCapital Bank