Details for Kallus House (Atlas Number 5507015434)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015434


Marker Number 15434
Atlas Number 5507015434
Marker Title Kallus House
Index Entry Kallus House
Address 451 N. Franklin
City La Grange
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 704847
UTM Northing 3310646
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; law, lawyers; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 451 N. Franklin
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Built in 1885-86, the house became the residence of the Kallus family in 1916. Moravian native Frank J. Kallus (1872-1951) came to Texas in 1890 and later taught school in nearby Ellinger. He married Elizabeth Weisner, and the couple had four children. Two years after her death in 1902, he moved his family to La Grange, where he was a county official and lawyer. The home transferred to daughter Anna Kallus (d. 1995) upon his death. It reflects Gothic Revival styling in projecting bays and ornate details. Features include a corner entry and a separate cellar house. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004