La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The two-story residence was built with second-hand lumber and cypress clapboard siding. The asymmetrical folk Victorian home features a double gallery, ornate fretwork, a decorative vergeboard at the peak of the front gable, bay windows, two-over-two lights, jigsawn porch detailing vertical massing.
The family began constructing additions to the home soon after occupying it in 1892. In effect a city farmstead, the site includes several other vernacular structures, such as a gazebo, an outhouse, buggy house, garage, servant quarters, smokehouse, barns and chickenhouse. Evidence uncovered by family
Today, the complex of buildings at this site represents a transition from rural farm life at the turn of the 20th century to city life more than 100 years later.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13237.)
Location. 29° 54.529′ N, 96° 52.911′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 541 N. Main St., La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of a Twin Blockhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of the SPJST (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dawson Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
Also see . . . Pharmacy article in Handbook of Texas mentions Wm. Hermes' store. (Submitted on February 7, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.