Details for Cates-Price House (Atlas Number 5321012061)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321012061


Marker Number 12061
Atlas Number 5321012061
Marker Title Cates-Price House
Index Entry Cates-Price House
Address 506 S Bay Blvd
City Palacios
County Matagorda
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Bungalow (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text John T. and Opal Cates Price arrived in Palacios in 1906 and were soon joined by Opal's parents, Reuben and Lula Cates. They purchased adjoining lots, and by 1910 architect Winn Wood had designed companion homes for the two couples. The Prices sold their house within the decade and moved next door next to the Cates house. Though the craftsmen bungalow was a dominant style of the early 20th century, this example is unusual in its side-gabled roof and second story with dormers and veranda. It was a showplace and hosted such guest as former Texas Gov. Pat Neff, who dined here weeks before John Price's accidental drowning death in July 1921. The home was the unofficial Camp Hulen Officers' Club during World War ll. Mrs. Price and Mrs Cates lived here until 1946. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1998