Rawley Samuel Rather home

Rawley Samuel Rather home
Rawley Samuel Rather home, on the northeast corner of University Avenue and 13th Street was most likely built in the 1880s and was torn down in February 1977. The site is now the location of Rather Park, a Huntsville city park. Rawley Rather (1853-1907) attended Austin College in Huntsville, was the owner of a livery stable with horses, buggies and wagons for rent or for sale, operated a mail route, owned the Pacific Express Company transporting goods, freight, and people from the railroad junction in Phelps, Texas to Huntsville and other nearby towns and was part owner of a drugstore on the Courthouse Square. For many years he was a member of the Huntsville City Council, and was Mayor of Huntsville at the time of his death. | Source: Walker County Historical Commission
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