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Keith-Traylor House

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1871. 806 Live Oak St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The five-bay, side-gabled, central-hall-plan Gothic Revival house was built by Civil War veteran John Wilbur Keith and his wife, Haseltine Long, daughter of a prominent Beaumont businessman. Charles W. Traylor and his wife, Lura Perry, purchased the house in 1875 and their daughter, Clara, married the Keiths' son, James L., here in 1896. The house is open twice each year for tours.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Keith-Traylor House", [Columbus, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 92-93.

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