407 West Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670
GPS: N32° 32' 29.8" W94° 22' 15.4"
Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history.
From the Blog
By Barbara Judkins and Megan Maxwell, site manager and curator at Starr Family Home State Historic Site
Ruth Starr Blake, the second youngest daughter of Frank and Clara Clapp Starr, grew up in Maplecroft, the centerpiece of the Starr Family Home State Historic Site. She was married to Arthur Blake in 1904, and by all accounts the marriage was a good match. The couple lived cozily in a...
By Barbara Judkins, Site Manager, Starr Family Home State Historic Site
The Starr Family Home’s newest exhibit, Four Generations of Finery, showcases examples of the family’s exquisite home furnishings, art glass, and collections of ceramics and silver. From the time Maplecroft, the home of Frank and Clara Starr, was completed in 1871 until the property was donated to the state in 1985...
By Megan Maxwell and Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home
The Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall was recently awarded the Lucille Terry Preservation Award by the East Texas Historical Association (ETHA) and the Texas Forestry Museum. The award—given for the site’s preservation work on Maplecroft, the 1871 home of the James Franklin Starr family—is named for Mrs. Lucille...