Details for Pela House (Atlas Number 5469012277)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5469012277

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Marker Number 12277
Atlas Number 5469012277
Marker Title Pela House
Index Entry Pela House
Address 309 E. Santa Rosa
City Victoria
County Victoria
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1998
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Conservatively Greek Revival in its distinct bays, its center passage, pedimented windows, and columns, the Pela House was erected in 1884. Then-modern Victorian elements such as unusual geometric railings on a two-tiered porch make this house a striking hybrid of two very different architectural styles. Silvain Pela, a French immigrant, and his wife Elizabeth (Meyer) Pela, a Swiss immigrant, raised ten children within these walls. The colorful Pela family and their descendants remained in the home for more than 100 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998

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Sylvon Pela House (RTHL)
Sylvon Pela House (RTHL)