Details for James Calvin Rhea House (Atlas Number 5085006195)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5085006195


Marker Number 6195
Atlas Number 5085006195
Marker Title James Calvin Rhea House
Index Entry Rhea, James Calvin, House
Address 801 N. College St.
City McKinney
County Collin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 721790
UTM Northing 3676461
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Eastlake
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 801 North College Street (corner of Lela and College Streets), McKinney
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text James Calvin Rhea (1837-1925) came to Texas from Tennessee in 1855. He and his brother, W.A. Rhea, built a gristmill in the Collin county community that became known as Rhea Mills. Built about 1890 by John W. Hamilton, this home features Eastlake style elements in its wraparound veranda, ornamental woodwork, and sunburst panels. The home remained in the Rhea family until 1956. A Civil War Veteran, Rhea and his wife Mary are buried nearby in Pecan Grove Cemetery. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989 Incise on base: Restoration completed by Harry E. and Rebecca Sue McKillop