Description: This cottage in Marshall displays the classic Victorian lines found in many of Marshall's homes. It is located at 705 Sanford Street, within the historic "New Town Neighborhood." This area of African-American businesses, offices, schools, churches and residences was established by the 1930's around Wiley College. The construction date and original owner are unknown. One longtime owner with whom the home has become identified was Ruie W. Matthews, an employee of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. He owned the home from c1946 to c1988. His wife was Clementine.
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