This city is named for Robert Calvert, a descendant of Lord Baltimore who was the plantation owner who donated the town site. In 1871, Calvert had the largest cotton gin in the world. Much of the city is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and many business buildings and residences have historical medallions.
The 1909 Katy Hamman Stricker Woman's Heritage Center features turn-of-the-century "Prairie School" architecture and much of the original mission furniture. The structure was the first American Women's League Chapter House in Texas. Today, it is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and serves as a museum and community center, though it is open by appointment only—call 979/364-2881 for information.
Bed-and-breakfast accommodations in historic buildings are available.
Events include the Victorian Tea and Gala in the fall and the Victorian Christmas Tour in December.
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