Details for Keith-Traylor House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089002910


Marker Number 2910
Atlas Number 5089002910
Marker Title Keith-Traylor House
Index Entry Keith-Traylor House
Address 806 Live Oak Street
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737700
UTM Northing 3289076
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 806 Live Oak St., Columbus
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Civil War Veteran John Wilbur Keith and his wife, Haseltine Long, daughter of a prominent Beaumont businessman, moved to Columbus in 1870. They built this house about 1871 and in 1875 sold it to local merchant Charles W. Traylor and his wife, Lura (Perry), granddaughter of early Colorado River ferry opeator Benjamin Beason. The Keiths' son, James L., and the Traylors' daughter, Clara, both born in this house, were married here in 1896. Alterations include the addition of a dining room, kitchen, Queen Anne detailing, and a bathroom. The house is a fine local example of late Victorian-era, center-passage design.

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