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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shaw-Keiser House

 
 
Shaw-Keiser House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Shaw-Keiser House Marker
Inscription. Travis Shaw (1875-1946) was a local banker and civic leader who later served as secretary and business manager of West Texas State Normal College. He commissioned the Dallas firm of Lang and Witchell to design a one-story Craftsman style brick residence, and Canyon contractors Gillcoat & Skinner built it in 1908-09. C.O. Keiser (1868-1928), land developer, newspaper owner, banker and entrepreneur, bought the house in 1911 and enlarged it, adding a second story with additional Craftsman details by master carpenter Norris Root of the local firm of Root and Wragge. The house features gallery porches, a pyramidal roof, low-pitched cross gables and exposed rafter tails.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2007
Marker is property of the state of Texas

 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13993.)
 
Location. 34° 58.722′ N, 101° 55.897′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 13th Street, on the right when traveling east on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1214 5th Avenue, Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Shaw-Keiser House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Shaw-Keiser House Marker
of this marker. C.R. Burrow House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church Building (about 400 feet away); The Smith Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Canyon News" (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randall County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Shaw-Keiser House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Shaw-Keiser House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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