Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
About 1899, Mary (Dwyer) Ross built this house on land she inherited from her father, Thomas Dwyer. Built of cypress, the Queen Anne style house features Victorian ornamentation in its open tower, a second level porch with horseshoe arches, and jigsawn friezes and brackets. Mary's daughter Matilda (Ross) Carroll inherited the house in 1941, and it remained in the family until 1970.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1992
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8384.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 30° 10.106′ N, 96° 23.607′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Ross Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 East Main Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Old St. Anthony Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brenham Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church of BrenhamBassett and Bassett Banking House (approx. 0.2 miles away); KTTX/KWHI Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Freight Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington County All Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Also see . . . Thomas B. Dwyer (1819–1896). Thomas B. Dwyer, businessman and Republican party leader, was born in Tipperary County, Ireland, on August 17, 1819. He was orphaned at age sixteen and immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada, worked in Maine logging camps, and arrived on February 8, 1845, in Texas, where his brother, Irish immigrant Joseph M. Dwyer, was a merchant and landowner. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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