Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This house was completed in 1870 for prominent Brenham banker, lawyer, and landowner Jabez Giddings (1814-1878) (for whom Giddings, Texas, is named) and his wife Ann (1822-1902). It was later owned by their daughter, Mary Louise, and her husband, Heber Stone, the son of Galveston Mayor Dewitt Stone. It is a late example of the Greek revival style and features a center passage plan and a five-bay, two-story porch with Doric columns. Late 19th-century modifications include metal balusters on the second floor, a side porch with smaller columns, and servants wing at the rear.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8339.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 8.967′ N, 96° 23.519′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Century Circle and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2203 Century Circle, Brenham TX 77834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giddings Stone Mansion 1870 (here, next to this marker); City of Brenham (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Watson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milroy's Garden and Orchard (approx. 0.4 miles away); 100th Anniversary Brenham "Banner-Press" (approx. half a mile away); Germania Mutual Aid Association (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Colleges of Texas (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Also see . . . Jabez Demming Giddings (1814–1878). His elder brother, Giles, died of wounds received at the battle of San Jacinto, and Giddings traveled to Texas to claim Giles's land bounty in 1838. He taught school from 1838 to 1842 at Mount Vernon, where he became postmaster in 1842. He was elected Washington County district court clerk in 1840 and served until 1845, while he studied law. He enlisted in Capt. Samuel A. Bogart's company on September 20, 1842, participated in the Somervell expedition against Mexico, and was honorably discharged on January 16, 1843, as orderly sergeant of volunteers. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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