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R. F. and Minta Pool House

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Marker TitleR. F. and Minta Pool House
Address901 East 8th St.
Year Marker Erected2002
DesignationsRecorded Texas Historic Landmark
Text on MarkerR. F. and Minta Pool House Developer Jefferson D. Hefley completed this house in 1902 as part of his Hefley Heights subdivision. R.F. and Minta (Fraim) pool purchased it the same year. R.F. came to Cameron in 1881 and opened a confectionary stand, which grew to become a department store business. He later founded the Pool Manufacturing Company, a large operation with textile factories across Texas. Subsequent owners of the house included Milam County Tax Collector A.W. Tabor, as well as several other merchants and civic leaders. The house has functioned as a private residence, apartments and a bed and breakfast but still retains its original Queen Anne styling. Features include spindle frieze and balustrade, corner tower with bracketed eaves and fishscale shingling. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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