The little central Texas town of Calvert prospered when the railroad laid tracks through town in the later part of the nineteenth century. The rich soil also produced healthy fields of cotton. Many of these plantation owners chose to build their mansions in town. I was surprised that so many were still standing and very well cared for..
I love the generous porch on this one. I can imagine sitting there in a porch swing, enjoying the slight breeze with a tall glass of iced tea!
* Little known fact: Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was born in Calvert, Texas!