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Port Arthur in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ellwood - Craig House

(Pompeiian Villa)

— Official Historical Medallion —

 
 
Elwood - Craig House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 22, 2020
1. Elwood - Craig House Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1900 as the winter home of Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), principal developer of barbed wire. Architects G. C. Nimmons and W. K. Fellows, of Chicago, designed the house in a classic revival style with a raised Roman Doric portico. The name was derived from a planned, but unrendered, series of courtyard frescoes of Bacchanalian motif, reminiscent of ancient Pompeii.

Port Arthur pioneer G. M. Craig lived here from 1903 until 1950.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973

Lower Plaque
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places
1973
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10512.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 29° 52.972′ N, 93° 55.354′ W. Marker is in Port Arthur, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Drive south of Bledsoe Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1953 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur TX 77640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pompeiian Villa (within shouting distance of this marker); John Warne Gates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clubhouse of the Federated Women’s Clubs of Port Arthur (about 400 feet away); Federated Women's Clubs Of Port Arthur (about 400 feet away); Vuylsteke House (about 700 feet away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Babe Didrikson Zaharias (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sparks Settlement Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Arthur.
 
More about this marker. Located at the front entrance to the building.
 
Elwood - Craig House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 22, 2020
2. Elwood - Craig House Marker
Elwood - Craig House/Pompeiian Villa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 22, 2020
3. Elwood - Craig House/Pompeiian Villa
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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