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Alabama-born Madison Jones, who donated land in Cresson for a school and a Methodist church, had this neighborhood platted in 1889. He sold this lot to Richard Bruce (1849-1895), a stock raiser from a pioneer Johnson County family. Bruce built this modest frame house and embellished the structure with decorative porch trim. The interior has beaded walls and ceilings. After Bruce's death, his widow Mary (Wood) (1852-1924) married James F. Davis (1846-1928). They continued to occupy the residence, which has been enlarged three times.

 

Photo courtesy of Richard Ingram Photography

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Alabama-born Madison Jones, who donated land in Cresson for a school and a Methodist church, had this neighborhood platted in 1889. He sold this lot to Richard Bruce (1849-1895), a stock raiser from a pioneer Johnson County family. Bruce built this modest frame house and embellished the structure with decorative porch trim. The interior has beaded walls and ceilings. After Bruce's death, his widow Mary (Wood) (1852-1924) married James F. Davis (1846-1928). They continued to occupy the residence, which has been enlarged three times.

 

Photo courtesy of Richard Ingram Photography

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