603 East Groesbeck Street

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603 East Groesbeck 1986 Survey Information
  • Site No.: L-0036
  • Address: 603 East Groesbeck Street
  • Name: A.C. Kennedy Residence
  • Date: 1920
  • Town: Lufkin
  • Condition: Good – Fair
  • Description: 1-story frame with drop siding; gable composition roof with extended rafter ends and knee braces; windows are 9/1 wood double-hung with hood molds and decorative surrounds; large exterior brick chimney on west facade; projecting porch supported by large brick columns. The residence is said to have cost $6,000 when constructed. Interior has beaded ceiling and pine floors; walls have been paneled and some ceilings have drop ceilings, however, these changes are minimal and reversible; original tile bathroom is intact.
  • Significance:  Good example of style. One of two similar residences owned by the Kennedy brothers, across the street from another.  A. C. Kennedy was a partner in Kennedy’s Jewelry Store in downtown Lufkin.  It is nominated to the National Register.  The significance is in the areas of architecture and commerce.