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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brown-Bender House

 
 
Brown-Bender House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, July 4, 2016
1. Brown-Bender House Marker
Inscription.  This ornate, two-story, stick Victorian residence was built in 1888 by lumberman George Washington Brown (1854-1932), who later became involved in the oil and gas business. In 1928 Harrison County farmer John Griffin Bender (1871-1938), later Jefferson's road commissioner, bought the house and renovated it. The home remained in the Bender family until 1972. It features the original hardware, stained glass windows, doors, and intricate gingerbread trim.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8020.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 32° 45.342′ N, 94° 20.762′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Austin Street and North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 W Austin St, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Federal Court and Post Office Building (a few steps from this marker); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine
Brown-Bender House marker in the basement of the Jefferson History Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, July 4, 2016
2. Brown-Bender House marker in the basement of the Jefferson History Museum
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Excelsior House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jay Gould Railroad Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Livery Stable (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Jefferson Lodge Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
More about this marker. The Brown-Bender House at 409 E Broadway was damaged by fire in August 2013. The marker is on display in the basement of the Jefferson History Museum.
 
Also see . . .  News Radio 710 KEEL. Fire heavily damages oldest B&B in Jefferson,TX (Submitted on July 28, 2016.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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