Calvert in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Barton Home
After her home north of Calvert was destroyed by fire, Minnie Walker Burnitt Barton, widow of plantation owner Francis Davis Barton, built this structure in 1909. She intended the brick home with slate roof to withstand as many natural disasters as possible. Classical revival in style, the house boasts colonnaded porches and balconies on three sides, 18-inch exterior walls, and 12-foot ceilings. The three Barton daughters hosted large house parties here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10902.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 30° 59.035′ N, 96° 40.124′ W. Marker is in Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Mitchell Street, on the left when traveling south on Maple Street. The marker is located on the right side of the front gate to the house on Maple street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Maple Street, Calvert TX 77837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Karen Renee Wiese Memorial Pavilion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Field Park (about 400 feet away); The Parish Carriage House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Former Calvert Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Katy Hamman Stricker Library (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Church of the Epiphany (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calvert.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.