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William H. Florey, Mt. Pleasant, TX 1913
Posted by: Pat ALMQUIST (ID *****6917) Date: August 04, 2008 at 08:24:22
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DISCLAIMER: I do not research the Florey surname. Just reporting what appeared in the 8/04/2008 issue of the Longview News-Journal, an area newspaper.
FLOREY HOME
Location: 702 S. Lide in Mt. Pleasant; marker dedicated in 1982
History: This double galleried colonial revival residence was constructed in 1913-14 for William H. Florey. One of the developers of Mt. Pleasant's Dellwood Resort Hotel, he also had an interest in several area businesses, including a mercantile and a dairy. AFter Florey's death, his home continued to be occupied by his daughter Vivian Florey Fowler, a prominent local teacher for whom a Mt. Pleasant elementary school was named.


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