“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Steamboat House

Steamboat House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Steamboat House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1858 by Dr. Rufus Bailey, 1858-62 president of Austin College, as a wedding gift for son. Unusual house caused such joking, however, the couple refused to live in it.

In 1862, after Sam Houston left governorship of Texas, he rented Steamboat House, and here he died in 1863. His funeral was held in the upstairs parlor.

In 1933 Houston businessman J. E. Josey bought house and gave it to state. Texas Centennial Commission restored building, moved it here 1936.
Erected 1964.
Location. 30° 42.865′ N, 95° 33.215′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Avenue M on 19th Street. Click for map. The Steamboat House is within the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1302 19th Street, Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Law Office (Sam Houston) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (about 300 feet away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (about 300 feet away); Austin College Building (approx. 0.2 miles
Steamboat House image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
2. Steamboat House
away); Old Main Building (approx. mile away); Peabody Library Building (approx. mile away); The Presidents Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Opera House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .  About the Steamboat House. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
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