Details for R. F. and Minta Pool House (Atlas Number 5331012891)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5331012891

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Marker Number 12891
Atlas Number 5331012891
Marker Title R. F. and Minta Pool House
Index Entry Pool, R. F. and Minta, House
Address 901 East 8th St
City Cameron
County Milam
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 694461
UTM Northing 3414922
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); women
Marker Year 2002
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 901 East 8th St
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text R. F. and Minta Pool House Developer Jefferson D. Hefley completed this house in 1902 as part of his Hefley Heights subdivision. R.F. and Minta (Fraim) pool purchased it the same year. R.F. came to Cameron in 1881 and opened a confectionary stand, which grew to become a department store business. He later founded the Pool Manufacturing Company, a large operation with textile factories across Texas. Subsequent owners of the house included Milam County Tax Collector A.W. Tabor, as well as several other merchants and civic leaders. The house has functioned as a private residence, apartments and a bed and breakfast but still retains its original Queen Anne styling. Features include spindle frieze and balustrade, corner tower with bracketed eaves and fishscale shingling. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002