Sealy in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This house was built in 1901-1902 for H. Schumacher. It was purchased in 1906 by Richard H. Haynes (1875-1942) who, with his father, founded the Haynes (Sealy) Mattress Company in 1909. Local confectionery store owner F.J. Felcman bought the property in 1927 and added on to the rear in 1929. It remained in his family until 1995. The structure is a fine example of a Queen Anne residence with a projecting front gable decorated with wood shingles, stained glass, and jigsawn brackets. The front porch also displays late Victorian details including wood balusters and frieze.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11701.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 29° 46.817′ N, 96° 9.593′ W. Marker is in Sealy, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of Hardeman Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Hardeman Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Hardeman Street, Sealy TX 77474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sealy (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Lutheran Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizens State Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haynes Mattress Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preibisch Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul and Mahala Hackbarth House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Hackbarth Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sealy.
Also see . . . Sealy Corporation. In 1881, cotton gin builder Daniel Haynes lived in Sealy, Texas, located west of Houston. He began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends and neighbors. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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