“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Waldo Mansion

The Waldo Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
1. The Waldo Mansion Marker
Inscription. A Confederate veteran, J. P. Waldo (1839-1896) settled in Houston after the Civil War. He married Mary Virginia Gentry (1849-1922), daughter of railroad promoter Abram Gentry. Waldo soon became a prosperous railroad executive. In 1885 he built this house at the corner of Rusk and Caroline (2 mi. N). A Mansard roof and tower originally topped the mansion. Elegant millwork adorns the interior. In 1905 Waldo's son Wilmer (1876-1962) moved the house to this site, then a fashionable area on the edge of town. He rebuilt it without most of its Victorian detailing. The Waldo family lived here until 1966.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10800.)
Location. 29° 44.447′ N, 95° 23.105′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Westmorland Street and Garrott Street, on the right when traveling west on Westmorland Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James L. Autry House (approx. mile away); Courtlandt Place (approx. mile away); League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60
The Waldo Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
2. The Waldo Mansion
Marker is on the left of the gate
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. half a mile away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Houston Fire Station No. 7 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
Also see . . .  Article About the Waldo Mansion in the Houston Business Journal. (Submitted on January 23, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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