Details for Mayes House (Atlas Number 5507016390)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016390


Marker Number 16390
Atlas Number 5507016390
Marker Title Mayes House
Index Entry Mayes House
Address 7 Ridgeway Circle
City Denison
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 726092
UTM Northing 3737163
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 7 Ridgeway Circle
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Architect Donald Mayes (1914-1966) designed and lived in this house with his wife, Rose Marie (Riddle) (1918-2008), whom he married in 1940. In addition to this home, he designed several others in the Edgewood addition, as well as banks, schools, First Presbyterian Church, Grayson County sub-courthouse and dozens of other residences in Denison. Mayes also played a prominent role in changes to the local built environment when he chaired Denison’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The one-story, gable-in-hip Mayes house lacks ornamentation due to rich features including Colorado red ledgestone and hand-split cedar shakes. The home’s horizontality is emphasized by bands of windows with horizontal muntins.