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

The Featherston House

 
 
The Featherston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 18, 2021
1. The Featherston House Marker
Inscription.  

This home was built in 1898 for the family of W.H. Featherston. It was located on Second Street near Avenue A. In 1906 Featherston became the first pastor of the Baptist church. After the 1900 hurricane the house was also temporarily used for the school and as an infirmary. In 1910 this house was attached to a hotel which had just been built next door. It remained a part of that hotel for over 70 years until First Baptist Church bought it 1981. The house was donated to the Katy Heritage Society in 1987 and moved to Katy Heritage Park in 2003.
 
Erected by The City of Katy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 47.48′ N, 95° 49.565′ W. Marker is in Katy, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of George Bush Drive and Avenue E, on the right when traveling west on George Bush Drive. The marker is located in the Katy Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5990 George Bush Park, Katy TX 77493, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Featherston House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 18, 2021
2. The Featherston House and Marker
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stockdick House (a few steps from this marker); The Wright House (a few steps from this marker); The Old Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Katy Heritage Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Humble Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Katy (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Katy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barker Post Office (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katy.
 
The front entrance to the Featherston House image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 18, 2021
3. The front entrance to the Featherston House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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