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Mineola in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Callaway House

 
 
Callaway House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Callaway House Marker
Inscription.  Wood County natives Lorenzo Dow Callaway (1869-1918) and Elizabeth Williams (1874-1949) married in 1892 and had five children. Lorenzo joined his father, James Anderson Callaway, in his mercantile business, and had other varied interests including ranching and milling. He also served as a school trustee, city alderman and mayor. Soon after they married, the Callaways built this home. The one-story Queen Anne-style T-plan residence features shingles and detailing in the gables, partial porches, and decorative spindlework and railings. Lorenzo died in 1918 in the flu epidemic. Elizabeth served for many years as manager of lunchroom operations for Mineola schools. The house remained in the Callaway family until 1984.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16887.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location.
Callaway House & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Callaway House & Marker
32° 40.076′ N, 95° 29.532′ W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Sycamore Street and West Buchanan Street, on the right when traveling north on North Sycamore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 North Sycamore Street, Mineola TX 75773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Clinic Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Miss Ima Hogg (approx. ¼ mile away); O. P. Pyle House (approx. ¼ mile away); O. P. Pyle (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Old Mineola City Hall" (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry W. Meredith (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Barney B. Hart House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gov. James Stephen Hogg and Wood County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineola.
 
The Callaway House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. The Callaway House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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