Originally the house was numbered 379 Junius Street.
(The numbering changed in the early part of the
1900’s.) A Building Permit (Permit #888) was granted
on July 13, 1905 with an estimated building cost of
$4,500. The house was built for Dr. Garfield
Hackler, Professor of Surgery at University of
Dallas (later known as Baylor Medical College) and
Chief Surgeon at Baylor Hospital.
The house had other owners until 1944, when Robert and Sammie Franks moved to
Dallas from southwest Texas and purchased 4125 Junius Street. Robert Franks was a barber.
Sammie Franks was a saleswoman at A. Harris and Co.
Mrs. Franks rented rooms to young women from the
It was called “The Colonial, a Boarding House for
Young Ladies.” Robert Franks passed away in 1951,
and Mrs. Franks continued to live here until her
death in 2001.
After Mrs. Franks’ death at the age of 92, Craig
Penfold purchased the property on April 1, 2001. Dan
Tucker assisted Mr. Penfold in restoring the house
to reflect the original design and grandeur. The
woodwork has been stripped, stained and returned to
its original beauty. The pocket doors were reworked
and the fireplace in the Formal Parlor has been
The renovation resulted in the creation of a Bed and
Corinthian” was the only suitable name for the Bed
and Breakfast because of the beautiful Corinthian
columns across the front porch. These columns, the
most ornate of the fine classical orders, are
characterized by a slender, fluted column, having a
bell-shaped capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
We are eager to make your stay at The
Corinthian Bed and Breakfast memorable, relaxing and
fun. Our Inn is a non-smoking, adults only, no pets facility.
If you are looking for a Dallas Bed and Breakfast,
The Corinthian is the place for you.
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