“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Phillips-Sale House

Phillips-Sale House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 24, 2019
1. Phillips-Sale House Marker

New York native Alexander Hamilton Phillips (1804-1880) moved to Texas in 1837. He served in both the Congress of the Republic of Texas and the Legislature of the State of Texas. He moved his law practice to Victoria in the 1840s, and in 1851 hired local building contractor Richard Owens to build this house.

Constructed of bricks made by slaves and fired at Owen's brickyard on the Guadalupe River, the house became a center of social activity in Victoria. During his 1857 campaign for Governor, Sam Houston attended a ball and reception here and made a speech from the front porch.

Attorney Samuel Dabney purchased the house in 1893 and hired noted local architect Jules Leffland to remodel it. Leffland's changes, which included the application of stucco over the original brick exterior, reflect the popular interest in Colonial Revival architecture during the 1890s.

Walter Wynne Sale (1887-1967), a medical doctor and decorated World War I veteran, bought the property in 1932, and it has remained in his family. Among the house's prominent features are a broad two-story porch with Classical columns, and a front
Phillips-Sale House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 24, 2019
2. Phillips-Sale House
This picture was taken through the entrance gate on North Craig Street. The marker is about 50' left (SSW) of the entrance (and thus left of the view of the house)
entry with sidelights and elliptically arched transom.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6558.)
Location. 28° 48.404′ N, 97° 0.577′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is on North Craig Street north of West North Street, on the left when traveling north. This property consumes an entire block so it's bounded by streets on all sides. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Craig Street, Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleming-Welder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Meredith Tatton House (about 300 feet away); Proctor-Vandenberge House (about 400 feet away); Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fernando de Leon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silvestre de Leon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Martin de León (approx. 0.3 miles away); Felix de Leon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Regarding Phillips-Sale House. This house is on the National Register of Historical Places.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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