7210 Oak Street
Built by William and Abbie Allen in 1903, this Queen Anne style home was large for a couple that had no children. William Allen was an early pioneer of Texas and established a school, Allen Academy near present day Frisco where he taught many of the children of the people who settled Collin County. William Allen was a Methodist minister, author of books, and a State Senator in the 1890’s. Rev. Allen helped to establish Frisco’s first bank in 1902, the First National Bank and is said to have married more couples in Denton and Collin counties than anyone else in the history of the counties.
The home was purchased by the Fred Biggerstaff family in the 1930’s. Known simply as “Mr. Fred,” his engaging demeanor drew people to his home and it became the gathering place for Frisco’s young people. He served as Frisco Mayor from 1938 to 1944 and also served as the city postmaster. He was known by his trademark red tie or a red garden rose worn in his lapel or his unmistakable profile that featured a big cigar hanging from his mouth.