Jones House (1897) Calvert Texas by Robert Holler
Parish House Bed and Breakfast (also known as the Jones House) was built in 1897 by Lee Henderson Parish, a former Confederate soldier who became a prominent cotton merchant and banker in Calvert Texas. The Jones House has appeared in several publications as illustrative of the Queen Anne style. The chimney which surrounds the large plate glass window on the south elevation has been treated as the outstanding feature of this late nineteen century, 2 ½ story residence. The irregular plan and massing and the variety of color and materials are exemplary of the Queen Anne style and are employed here to develop a visual richness. Typical of many nineteenth century residences, the plans for this house were ordered from a magazine.