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The Corinthian

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 telephone company.

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 restored.

The renovation resulted in the creation of a Bed and Breakfast. “The 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.


The Corinthian Bed & Breakfast

Thank you for a memorable stay in your wonderful home. The staff here made our visit an absolute delight-the breakfasts were out of this world-“Weight Watchers” here we come! The attention to detail was much appreciated; flowers, candy, ice, dining tips, routes etc.-marvellous. The Corinthian made an ideal base for exploring the whole of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Thank you once again.
Malcolm and Mandy, Dorset, England
We were married in the lovely living room downstairs and spent our first night as a married couple. Everything was so relaxed and beautiful-I hope every bride has as wonderful a day as I did. We don’t have to worry about where to spend anniversaries…The Corinthian Staff did an amazing job making our day special.
Eric and Diana, Dallas, TX
Thank you so much for making our stay so special! We are celebrating our 9 year anniversary here and everything has been exactly what we needed-peace & quiet, relaxation and being totally pampered. Thank you again for such a wonderful time!
Bobby and Anna, Oklahoma City, OK

I’m really glad we found the Corinthian on the internet-we thoroughly enjoyed our time here! The house has been beautifully restored and wonderfully decorated and furnished. We appreciated the help and advice on where to dine and shop. The restaurant was delicious and had a very fun atmosphere. The Corinthian Staff were very kind and went out of their way to make our stay extra special. The bed is so comfortable, it’s hard to get up, but be sure not to miss breakfast-it’s wonderful! Thank you!

Rebecca and Leon, Arroyo Grande, CA
We celebrated our honeymoon night in this hidden gem in Dallas-The Corinthian. What a terrific way to start the rest of our European trip and the beginning of our lives together. Thank You!
Nell and Tim, Dallas, TX
Perfect perfect perfect! My husband flew in from Iraq on R&R . Rather than driving the long 3 hour drive back to Fort Hood we stayed here. After being apart for 8 months we needed a romantic getaway. They treated us like a King and Queen. My husband loved the food and environment. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you for your amazing hospitality.
David and Catherine, Killeen, TX