Details for Shelton-Smith House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007900


Marker Number 7900
Atlas Number 5339007900
Marker Title Shelton-Smith House
Index Entry Shelton-Smith House
Address 811 Caroline St.
City Montgomery
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 241895
UTM Northing 3366029
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A part of this house may have existed as early as 1855, when site and improvements were sold to John E. Shelton. He was a master craftsman who built other fine houses prior to 1860. Shelton built the main portion about 1858 for his friend and business partner, Thomas Wesley Smith (1829-1902), who later was a leading cigar manufacturer in this county. Smith and his heirs owned the house until 1924. A granddaughter added the dormers in a 1922 remodeling. The 1924-1970 owners were the Thomas A. Gay family. Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Whisenant now (1976) preserve it.

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