Details for Early Mexia Home (Atlas Number 5293001347)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5293001347


Marker Number 1347
Atlas Number 5293001347
Marker Title Early Mexia Home
Index Entry Mexia Home
Address Corner of Red river & Grason St.
City Mexia
County Limestone
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 739153
UTM Northing 3508641
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 621 N Red River - Corner of Red River and Grason St., Mexia
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1883 by J. A. Arvin, a talented local photographer, this Victorian cottage features gingerbread trim. Until 1887 it was a Presbyterian manse. W. C. Day, next purchaser, added first landscaping in Mexia. L. E. Camp, later owner, entertained famed orator William Jennings Bryan in the home in 1896. J. P. Yeldell bought house, 1912, and here helped plan annual Confederate reunions. Home has been in family four generations. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1969


Early Mexia Home (RTHL)
Early Mexia Home (RTHL)