Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1915, after a previous dwelling on this site was destroyed by fire, construction began on this house. Designed by Dr. Traweek's uncle, noted West Texas builder Charles Stephens Oates, the house was completed in 1916 at a cost of $14,000. The two-story stuccoed masonry structure reflects a combination of architectural styles, exhibiting Italian renaissance, prairie and classical revival detailing.
Among those who visited the Traweek home were Baldwin Parker (son of Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanche Indians) and many state and national officials. The home, which has remained in the Traweek family, received an official historical medallion in 1964 and is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark.
Location. 34° 0.673′ N, 100° 49.502′ W. Marker is in Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is on Lariat Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 927 Lariat Avenue, Matador TX 79244, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Motley County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Motley County Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Motley County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Matador Ranch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 7½ miles away); Cottonwood Mott Line Camp (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
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