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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ramey House

 
 
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By Randal B. Gilbert, December 21, 2015
1. Ramey House Marker
Inscription.  An important example of turn-of-the-century domestic architecture, the home of Thomas Brown and Mary Josephine (Spencer) Ramey was crafted of virgin cypress and southern heart pine in 1903. The architectural style of the house is typical of the revival interest in colonial American history and the late 19th century classical movement. Thomas Boyd Ramey (1892-1967), a prominent local attorney and founder of Tyler's rose festival, lived in the home with his family until his death.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12196.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 32° 20.611′ N, 95° 18.061′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and West Houston Street, on the right when traveling south on South Broadway Avenue. The marker is mounted on the front wall of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 S Broadway Ave, Tyler TX 75701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Randal B. Gilbert, December 21, 2015
2. The Ramey House
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Connally Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chilton-Lipstate-Taylor House (approx. ¼ mile away); John B. & Ketura Douglas House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woman's Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tyler Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Tyler Commercial College (approx. half a mile away); Whitaker-McClendon House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
Regarding Ramey House. The house, now used for law offices, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register, and designated a City of Tyler Historic Landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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