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

Traweek House

Traweek House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Traweek House Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Albert Carroll Traweek, Sr. (1875-1959) and his wife Allie (Rainey) (1881-1963) came to Matador from Fort Worth soon after their marriage in 1897. Dr. Traweek began his medical practice, and the couple bought a small frame house. They eventually were the parents of six children. A prominent and respected physician, Dr. Traweek first traveled on horseback or by horse and buggy to visit his patients. He was known as the "Pneumonia Doctor" because of his success in treating people with that illness. He established a hospital and was the county's first public health officer.

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.
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The home, which has remained in the Traweek family, received an official historical medallion in 1964 and is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5555.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 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. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
Traweek House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Traweek House
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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