Details for Ranald McDonald House (Atlas Number 5455007962)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5455007962


Marker Number 7962
Atlas Number 5455007962
Marker Title Ranald McDonald House
Index Entry McDonald, Ranald, House
City Trinity
County Trinity
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 272901
UTM Northing 3425542
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Maple and San Jacinto
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Married after 1876 to Mollie Turner (1857-1919), daughter of an early Trinity pioneer, Ranald McDonald (1846-1931) settled on his land along the Trinity River. He bought this lot in 1890 and hired John Denton Gibbs to erect this victorian structure, which stands on stone piers, McDonald kept bees, honey, buggies, and wagons. His son Alexander (d. 1944), the second owner of the house, built a power plant on this property to provide Trinity's first electrical system.