$75,000 Sold on 4/18/2022 – No Price Given
According to an Old House Magazine article, Thomas A. Bartlett “used a one-time run of ‘buff’ brick to build himself this quirky castle, complete with 18-inch thick walls, wraparound parapets, and a steel-reinforced concrete roof, built for dance parties.” If you look closely at the parapets, you can still make out the large “B” that identifies the residence as the Bartlett home. Vestiges of the property’s beautiful gardens can still be seen today.
The home is constructed of brick, concrete and steel. Famous for its elaborate architecture, gardens and hosting rooftop dances. This historic home is a fixer upper in need of restoration to return to its renowned beauty.
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- acre lot
- Build date 1930
321 E Bartlett St, Malakoff, TX 75148 $75,000
The historic Bartlett House was once the showplace of Malakoff, Originally the home of the Acme brick plant owner (which is next door to the house), Thomas A. Barlett (1876-1951), the home sadly has fallen into disrepair. Born in 1876, Mr. Bartlett moved to Malakoff in 1902, where he became a business and civic leader. As Vice President of the Citizen’s State Bank and a member of the Board of Directors, he was one of the leaders in the development of the City of Malakoff. He was also a 32nd degree Freemason owned several cotton gins, a general store and several rental properties, but sold his brick business in 1942.
Mr. Bartlett married Willie Eramus Broyles in 1897 who passed away a year before her husband. The couple had five surviving children ( 2 more died in infancy) all with names that began with the letter “T.”