Friendswood in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oldest Structure Remaining
Other Quaker settlers built similar two-story homes on their farm sites. However, only the Perry house and a couple of others from that era escaped demolition by developers who were constructing subdivisions for newcomers beginning in the 1950s. This turn-of-the century house museum is owned by the Friendswood Historical Society who salvaged and restored it. It is open to visitors at posted times and by appointment.
Erected 2012 by Friendswood Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 29° 31.644′ N, 95° 12.059′ W. Marker is in Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Spreading Oaks Avenue and Laurel Drive, on the left when traveling west on West Spreading Oaks Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Friendswood TX 77546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quaker Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendswood Postal Service (about 600 feet away); Friends Church Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Friendswood (about 600 feet away); First Business (about 600 feet away); Cecil and Frances Brown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fig Preserving Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home and First Family (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendswood.
Regarding Oldest Structure Remaining. Friendswood is a settlement of Quakers begun in the late 1800s.
Also see . . .
1. From The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. City of Friendswood Website(Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Additional keywords. Quakers, Society of Friends
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