The parker home was built by Milton and Mollie Parker in 1885. Originally from Millican, Texas, the Parkers owned land in the Brazos Bottom. Mrs. Parker drew up the plans for the home, and it was constructed by German carpenters from Dallas for a cost of $6,000. The exterior of the home is covered in wood clapboard siding and is relatively unadorned for a home of this period. A two tiered veranda shelters the front of the house. A unique aspect of this home on the interior is a closed area in each bedroom, an unusual feature in 19th century homes. The house is over 5,000 square feet with seven fireplaces, large formal dining room, study/office, a front parlor receiving room and an adjoining second parlor used for the ladies to gather after meals. This is now the room to relax and watch TV while visiting with family and friends. The home located at 200 South Congress Street and West 27th Street is an Eastlake Victorian villa with spacious grounds enclosed the original cast iron fence. The home contains a drawing room, parlor, study, dining room, kitchen and five bedrooms. You will find many of the original pieces of furniture throughout the home. The home also has seven fireplaces each with its own unique design. The Parkers raised 10 children in this home and it remained in the family until 1991.
5 on December 03, 2012
Very comfy, beautiful antiques, and decorated for Christmas: Beautiful! Debbie's breakfasts were outstanding!
5 on September 17, 2012
The Milton Parker Home is a historic Victorian home within walking distance of downtown Bryan. It is also very close to the Texas A&M campus. We visited for our anniversary and were treated like royalty! The owner/innkeeper is also the chef. His breakfasts were divine! The house is on several acres so we walked around the property. Later on we sat on the upstairs porch. The Milton Parker Home is top notch!
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