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Friendswood in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cecil and Frances Brown House

 
 
Cecil and Frances Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 1, 2012
1. Cecil and Frances Brown House Marker
Inscription. Designed by Houston architect Henry A. Stubee and built in 1938, this was the home of local civic, church, and business leader Cecil Brown and his wife Frances. Both were from pioneer Quaker families. Mr. Brown was prominent in the Gulf Coast fig industry (1920s-1950s) and is credited with much of Friendswood's development. For many years after its construction, this French eclectic style house was the first and only brick residence in the Friendswood area.
Recorded Texas State Historic Landmark - 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 259.)
 
Location. 29° 31.782′ N, 95° 12.108′ W. Marker is in Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from South Friendswood Drive (State Highway FM 518) south of Magnolia, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd, current occupants of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fig Preserving Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); First Business (about 400 feet away,
Cecil and Frances Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 6, 2016
2. Cecil and Frances Brown House
measured in a direct line); Friendswood Postal Service (about 600 feet away); Quaker Academy (about 800 feet away); Oldest Structure Remaining (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendswood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends Church Cemetery (approx. mile away); First Home and First Family (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendswood.
 
Also see . . .  The Brown House. The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd (Submitted on March 2, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 6, 2016
3. Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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