Phillip Brin House (302 W. Brin Street)
Phillip Brin constructed his residence in 1895, four years after the loss of two daughters, Hattie and Bessie, to illnesses within ten days of each other[i]. Brin owned the First National Bank, whose building still stands at Catherine Street and Moore Avenue. The Financier noted in 1902 that Phillip Brin attended the New York Bankers Association Conference[ii]. Across the street is the building which once housed the Brin Opera House. It was constructed in 1895, but was closed by Phillip Brin in 1903 due to the fear of disastrous fires which had plagued other theatres and opera houses throughout the country.
[i] Terrell Times-Star; Terrell, TX; March 8th and March 14th, 1891.
[ii] The Financier, Volume 80; American Bankers Association, Publisher Financier Company, 1902