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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Steamboat House

Steamboat House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Steamboat House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1858 by Dr. Rufus Bailey, 1858-62 president of Austin College, as a wedding gift for son. Unusual house caused such joking, however, the couple refused to live in it.

In 1862, after Sam Houston left governorship of Texas, he rented Steamboat House, and here he died in 1863. His funeral was held in the upstairs parlor.

In 1933 Houston businessman J. E. Josey bought house and gave it to state. Texas Centennial Commission restored building, moved it here 1936.
Erected 1964.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 30° 42.865′ N, 95° 33.215′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and Avenue M on 19th Street. The Steamboat House is within the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1302 19th Street, Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston
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(about 300 feet away); Joshua's Forge (about 300 feet away); Law Office (Sam Houston) (about 400 feet away); Roberts-Farris Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); Austin College Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Main Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Peabody Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Steamboat House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
2. Steamboat House
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,878 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2013, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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