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

Gibbs-Powell House

 
 
Gibbs-Powell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
1. Gibbs-Powell House Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1862, this Greek revival house was, originally the home of the Thomas Gibbs family. Used briefly as a rent house and for student housing in the 1880s and 1890s. It was purchased by Judge Ben Powell, II, in 1897. Although altered over the years, the house retains its original character and exhibits stylistic features such as square porch columns and a central entry with transom and sidelights. It became a local history museum in 1984.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8454.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 30° 43.438′ N, 95° 33.162′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street (U.S. 190) and Avenue M (Farm to Market Road 247), on the right when traveling west on 11th Street. The marker is located on the right side of the entrance to the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1228 11th Street, Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sallie E. Gibbs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Huntsville (about 400 feet away); Sam Houston Whittling Site (about 400 feet away); Old Gibbs Store (about 500 feet away); The Seven Hills of Huntsville (about 500 feet away); Walker County (about 500 feet away); Site of First Masonic Lodge Building (about 500 feet away); Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
The entrance to the Gibbs-Powell House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
2. The entrance to the Gibbs-Powell House
The view of the Gibbs-Powell House from the sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
3. The view of the Gibbs-Powell House from the sidewalk
The view of the Gibbs-Powell House from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
4. The view of the Gibbs-Powell House from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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