Details for Reneau Building (Atlas Number 5507017729)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017729


Marker Number 17729
Atlas Number 5507017729
Marker Title Reneau Building
Index Entry Reneau Building
Address 703 FM 1799
City Golden
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 259942
UTM Northing 3624254
Subject Codes women
Marker Year 2013
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque without post
Marker Text In 1913, Golden School trustees conveyed this property to Ella T. (Greer) Reneau. E. L. Foster contracted to build a home for Golden Masonic Lodge #1093, A.F. & A.M., who met here until merging with the Mineola Lodge in 1938. Ella’s husband, I. N. Reneau, opened a general merchandise store on the first floor in 1916. He was also the Golden postmaster, and the post office was housed here from about 1925 until his death in 1941. Ella died two months later. This two-story brick building with arched windows, expansive storefront glass and a cantilevered canopy entry is important in the commercial and social history of Golden.