The Waldo Mansion

The Waldo Mansion (HM16ND)

Location: Houston, TX 77006 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 44.447', W 95° 23.105'

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A Confederate veteran, J. P. Waldo (1839-1896) settled in Houston after the Civil War. He married Mary Virginia Gentry (1849-1922), daughter of railroad promoter Abram Gentry. Waldo soon became a prosperous railroad executive. In 1885 he built this house at the corner of Rusk and Caroline (2 mi. N). A Mansard roof and tower originally topped the mansion. Elegant millwork adorns the interior. In 1905 Waldo's son Wilmer (1876-1962) moved the house to this site, then a fashionable area on the edge of town. He rebuilt it without most of its Victorian detailing. The Waldo family lived here until 1966.
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HM NumberHM16ND
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Marker Number10800
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 269334 N 3292445
Decimal Degrees29.74078333, -95.38508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 44.447', W 95° 23.105'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 44' 26.82" N, 95° 23' 6.30" W
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Area Code(s)713, 832, 281, 210
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Westmoreland St, Houston TX 77006, US
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