This home was built in 1898 by John R. Thomas, federal judge from 1897-1901. As a former congressman from Illinois, his influence was responsible for increasing the United States Navy from one battleship to that equal of other nations of the day. He became known as the "Father of the United States Navy". A daughter, Carolyn, married his law partner, Grant Foreman. They became outstanding authorities on Oklahoma history and the Five Civilized Tribes, collaborating in the publication of twenty seven books and numerous magazine articles. The Foremans lived the rest of their lives in this house.

Historic Homes of Muskogee Home