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The Leake Building

 
 
The Leake Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, July 9, 2022
1. The Leake Building Marker
Inscription.  Originally a one-story frame business house built in 1873 by Walter J. and Julia C. Peterson, this structure was enlarged in 1885. Native sandstone walls and a second story were added. John Wesley Leake (1852-1940), a builder, horse breeder, and race track owner, bought the property in 1886. He and his descendants owned the building more than 80 years. The Victorian commercial structure has housed many important firms.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8597.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 30° 23.299′ N, 96° 5.327′ W. Marker is in Navasota, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is on East Washington Avenue (State Highway 105) west of North La Salle Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 E Washington Avenue, Navasota TX 77868, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Mickelborough Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Mance Lipscomb (about 400 feet away); La Bahia Trail (about 400 feet away); Frank Augustus Hamer (about 500 feet away); The Giesel House (about 500 feet away); The Lewis J. Wilson Building (about 600 feet away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navasota.
 
The Leake Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, July 9, 2022
2. The Leake Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2022, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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