The Presidents Tree
The Estill family was the first presidential family to occupy the home, followed by President Charles N. Shaver and President Harmon Lowman and their respective families. The Lowman family was the last to live in the home, and the descendants remember playing near the Magnolia tree when they were youngsters. They vacated the house in 1964, after which it was used as a home demonstration model for home economic classes until 1970, when it was torn down and removed from campus.
With the dedication of this plaque, the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association hereby designates this stately Southern Magnolia as "The Presidents Tree," and acknowledges
Erected 2004 by SHSU Alumni Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Landmarks.
Location. 30° 42.883′ N, 95° 32.936′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is on Avenue J near 19th Street. Located at the northeast corner of Avenue J and 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peabody Library Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin College Building (about 500 feet away); Old Main Building (about 600 feet away); Law Office (Sam Houston) (approx. ¼ mile away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); Steamboat House (approx. ¼ mile away); Josey Boy Scout Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . About the Presidents Tree. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
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