The home of several leading Newton County businessmen, this house was constructed in 1912 by turpentine producer L. M. Autrey. In 1918 he sold it to N. A. Dawson, a road contractor. From 1923 to 1979 it was the home of lumberman and civic leader Thomas Williams and his family. Built of long-leaf pine lumber, it was modeled after the Malbis Plantation near Mobile, Alabama, and features characteristics of the classical and Victorian styles. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980
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Acquired in 1979 by Attorney D.S. Hillard for use as a Law Office.
Official Historical Medallion
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11082.)
Location. 30° 51.15′ N, 93° 45.212′ W. Marker is in Newton, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and Court Street (State Highway 505), on the right when traveling west on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton TX 75966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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