Mathews–Powell House facts for kids
Mathews–Powell House in 2017
Queen City, Texas
|Area||0.5 acres (0.20 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference No.||77001431|
Quick facts for kidsSignificant dates
|Added to NRHP||September 22, 1977|
The Mathews–Powell House is a Victorian house located in Queen City, Texas, United States. The house was dedicated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1973 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1977.
The house was built in 1878 by William Franklin Mathews (1840-1900) and his wife Harriet India Sharp. Mathews, a Confederate veteran and farmer, moved to Queen City when it was founded (1877) and became a successful merchant. Briefly owned by various people after 1895, the house was bought 1918 by Ross A. Powell (1883-1937) and wife Gussie Boyd (d. 1920). Like Mathews, Powell was a merchant.  The building remained with the Powell family for more than seventy years until it was sold in the 1990s. It now serves as the Antique Rose Bed & Breakfast.
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