Details for Judge Walter S. Neel House (Atlas Number 5507017824)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017824


Marker Number 17824
Atlas Number 5507017824
Marker Title Judge Walter S. Neel House
Index Entry Neel, Judge Walter S., House
Address 1204 N. Main Street
City Dayton
County Liberty
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 317413
UTM Northing 3326221
Subject Codes houses
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1204 N. Main Street
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text Built in 1917 by Dayton newspaper owner, editor, publisher and Justice of the Peace Walter S. Neel on a 1.66 acre lot he purchased in 1914, this house is a typical American foursquare style home. Constructed in two months, the four-bedroom house cost $2,500. In 1926, after helping the city of Dayton incorporate, Judge Neel served as the city’s first mayor and the local rotary club president. He was also a city alderman, city historian and secretary. His notable civic achievements include helping form and equip the local fire department and establishing the waterworks. Judge Neel lived in the house with his wife, Selma, until he died in 1962. The house remained in the Neel family until 1971.