1824 Trone-Ray-Lane House

This house is located on the 1824 land grant of one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists, Henry Scott. It was built as a wedding gift in 1909 for rancher-banker Earl R. Trone and his wife. Her parents from Indiana had it constructed of pine and cypress with a granite foundation to withstand hurricanes and floods. In 1925 Taylor and Mattie N. ray bought the house. Taylor Ray served on the first Rosenberg Board of Aldermen and later as mayor. For 24 years he was president of the rosenberg School Board. The house is now owned by Ray descendants, the Lanes. Incise in base: Restored in 1964 by the family of Milton Ray Lane