Details for Ellwood-Craig House (Atlas Number 5245010512)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010512


Marker Number 10512
Atlas Number 5245010512
Marker Title Ellwood-Craig House
Index Entry Ellwood-Craig House
Address 1953 Lakeshore Dr.
City Port Arthur
County Jefferson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 410918
UTM Northing 3306119
Subject Codes inventors and inventions; houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text (Pompeiian Villa) Built in 1900 as the winter home of Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), principal developer of barbed wire. Architects G. C. Nimmons and W. K. Fellows, of Chicago, designed the house in a classic revival style with a raised Roman Doric portico. The name was derived from a planned, but unrendered, series of courtyard frescoes of Bacchanalian motif, reminiscent of ancient Pompeii. Port Arthur pioneer G. M. Craig lived here from 1903 until 1950. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974