Details for Shaw-Keiser House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013993


Marker Number 13993
Atlas Number 5507013993
Marker Title Shaw-Keiser House
Index Entry Shaw-Keiser House
Address 1214 5th St
City Canyon
County Randall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 232336
UTM Northing 3874405
Subject Codes Craftsman (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2007
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1214 5th St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Travis Shaw (1875-1946) was a local banker and civic leader who later served as secretary and business manager of West Texas State Normal College. He commissioned the Dallas firm of Lang and Witchell to design a one-story Craftsman style brick residence, and Canyon contractors Gillcoat & Skinner built it in 1908-09. C.O. Keiser (1868-1928), land developer, newspaper owner, banker and entrepreneur, bought the house in 1911 and enlarged it, adding a second story with additional Craftsman details by master carpenter Norris Root of the local firm of Root and Wragge. The house features gallery porches, a pyramidal roof, low-pitched cross gables and exposed rafter tails. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2007 Marker is property of the state of Texas

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