James Calvin Rhea House - McKinney
Located at 801 North College Street between Lela and Hall Streets in McKinney. This house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
JAMES CALVIN RHEA HOUSE
JAMES CALVIN RHEA (1837-1925) CAME
TO TEXAS FROM TENNESSEE IN 1855.
HE AND HIS BROTHER, W. A. RHEA, BUILT A
GRISTMILL IN THE COLLIN COUNTY
COMMUNITY THAT BECAME KNOWN
AS RHEA MILLS. BUILT ABOUT 1890 BY
JOHN W. HAMILTON, THIS HOME FEA-
TURES EASTLAKE STYLE ELEMENTS IN
ITS WRAPAROUND VERANDA, ORNAMENTAL
WOODWORK, AND SUNBURST PANELS. THE
HOME REMAINED IN THE RHEA FAMILY
UNTIL 1956. A CIVIL WAR VETERAN,
RHEA AND HIS WIFE MARY ARE BURIED
NEARBY IN PECAN GROVE CEMETERY.
Texas Historical marker, 1989.