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The Waldo Mansion

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201 Westmoreland, Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 44' 26.635128", -95° 23' 5.46468"
    Texas State
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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.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Waldo Mansion Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas

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