George Washington Baines House

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George Washington Baines House
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George Washington Baines House
George Washington Baines House is located in Texas
George Washington Baines House
George Washington Baines House
George Washington Baines House is located in the US
George Washington Baines House
George Washington Baines House
Location Royal Street
Salado, Texas
Coordinates 30°56′31″N 97°31′59″W / 30.94194°N 97.53306°W / 30.94194; -97.53306Coordinates: 30°56′31″N 97°31′59″W / 30.94194°N 97.53306°W / 30.94194; -97.53306
Built Circa 1866
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 83003078 [1]
RTHL # 279
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 5, 1983
Designated RTHL 1981

The George Washington Baines House is located in the city of Salado, county of Bell, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Bell County, Texas in 1983, and designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1981.[2]

George Washington Baines was the father of Joseph Wilson Baines, who was the father of Rebekah Baines, mother of Lyndon B. Johnson.[3] A Baptist minister, Rev. Baines had been president of Baylor University, and traveled for the Baptist State Convention when he built this house around 1866. The Greek Revival style house is a frame one-and-one-half-story structure. The front of the house features a double-door transomed entrance. The porch is supported by square columns. Baines lived in this house until his death in 1883.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "RTHL G W Baines House". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Woods, Randall Bennett (2006). LBJ: Architect of American Ambition. Free Press. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-0-684-83458-0. 
  4. ^ Summerlin, Travis L. "George Washington Baines". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "GWB House" (PDF). Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 29 September 2011.