Details for Callaway House (Atlas Number 5507016887)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016887


Marker Number 16887
Atlas Number 5507016887
Marker Title Callaway House
Index Entry Callaway House
Address 512 N. Sycamore St.
City Mineola
County Wood
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Queen Anne; buildings; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2011
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Wood County natives Lorenzo Dow Callaway (1869-1918) and Elizabeth Williams (1874-1949) married in 1892 and had five children. Lorenzo joined his father, James Anderson Callaway, in his mercantile business, and had other varied interests including ranching and milling. He also served as a school trustee, city alderman and mayor. Soon after they married, the Callaways built this home. The one-story Queen Anne-style T-plan residence features shingles and detailing in the gables, partial porches, and decorative spindlework and railings. Lorenzo died in 1918 in the flu epidemic. Elizabeth served for many years as manager of lunchroom operations for Mineola schools. The house remained in the Callaway family until 1984.