620 Mantooth Avenue

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620 Mantooth Avenue 1986 Survey Information
  • Site No.: L-0326
  • Address: 620 Mantooth Avenue
  • Name: Jimmy Griffith
  • Date: 1924
  • Architect/Builder:  Shirley Simons
  • Town: Lufkin
  • Condition: Good; siding was sandblasted and now has rough finish; there are also later additions.
  • Description: 2-story; wood frame with wide horizontal board siding; ; irregular plan; intersecting gable roofs with cornice returns, composition shingles; arched portico over entry, on scroll brackets, wood panel entry door; secondary entry at parte cochere on west; 6/6 double-hung wood windows, many with shutters, portal windows on west; two interior brick chimneys; entry porch on park side with 4 x 4 posts, wood railing; 2-story garage at rear; large crape myrtle trees in front; house is adjacent to Mantooth Park.
  • Significance:  Built by for Dr. E. T. Clark, the resident physician of the Angelina County Lumber Company at Keltys.  Clark moved to Keltys in 1901.  His residence at Keltys is Site L-0527.  The current owner has the original linen and ink architectural drawings of the house.