305 Ramona Street, Smithville


6 Beds
3 Baths
2,676 Sqft
.19 Acre
0 Garage

Step back into the past and experience the Mrs. CH Turney’s boarding house! This home was built ca. 1888 by the Calcasieu Lumber Co, it was the third residence in the Smithville Townsite. Being the only boarding house built before 1900 this home would have hosted all early travelers to Smithville. This home has been in the Turney Family for 5 generations. The oversized first and second floor inset porches are ripe for hosting guests and neighbors to reminisce about the day’s events or tell the tales of Texas. The interior features include original hardwood floors, stained wood trim, doors, staircase and transom. The homes floor plan has a first-floor master bedroom with a separate porch entrance that leads into the bedroom and a private bathroom. The first floor also has a separate guest bathroom with a clawfoot tub, 2 living areas, kitchen & what could either be used as a second owner’s kitchen with access to a separately fenced side yard or returned for use as a formal dining room. The 2nd floor has wide center hall, 5 large bedrooms, a front balcony and a full bathroom with clawfoot tub. CH Turney was a leading citizen in the early life and development of Smithville. He moved here from Taylor Texas before Smithville was even incorporated. He was a brakeman on the railroad at that time. It has been said that he came in on one of the first freight trains from Taylor to Houston. He began building homes in Smithville in 1894. He opened a Lumber Yard and Brick Yard at 219 NE 1st. Many of the early buildings were built with this brick. He was the mayor on Smithville in 1901. He built a large family home on the edge of the Mt. Pleasant addition on Smithville which was the center of many social gatherings. Data regarding the home & CH Turney collected from the National Register of Historical Places and Early History of Smithville, Texas by Silky Ragsdale Crockett.

Essential Information
MLS® #1465012
Full Baths3
Square Footage2,676
Year Built1888
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Community Information
Address305 Ramona Street
SubdivisionSmithville Townsite
Zip Code78957
ParkingOff Street, Open
Is WaterfrontYes
WaterfrontRiver Front

Electricity Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Connected


Internet Access, Library, Playground, Park, Airport/Runway, Storage Facilities, Pet Amenities

InteriorVinyl, Wood
HeatingSee Remarks
# of Stories2

Free-Standing Gas Range, Gas Water Heater

ConstructionFrame, Wood Siding
Exterior Features

Exterior Steps, Balcony, RV Hookup, RV Parking/RV Hookup

Lot Description

City Lot, Level, Trees Large Size, Alley

School Information
DistrictSmithville ISD
ElementaryBrown Primary
Additional Information
Date ListedOctober 9th, 2021
Days on Market8

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