Howard House (Palestine, Texas)

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Howard House
Howard House in 2014
Howard House is located in Texas
Howard House
Howard House
Howard House is located in the US
Howard House
Howard House
Location 1011 N. Perry St.,
Palestine, Texas
Coordinates 31°46′11″N 95°37′34″W / 31.76972°N 95.62611°W / 31.76972; -95.62611Coordinates: 31°46′11″N 95°37′34″W / 31.76972°N 95.62611°W / 31.76972; -95.62611
Area less than one acre
Built 1848 (1848)
Architect James Bunda
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 93000072[1]
RTHL # 8766
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 14, 1993
Designated RTHL 1966

Howard House in Palestine, Texas was built in 1848 by Reuben A. Reeves, Texas State Supreme Court Justice, and justice of the Supreme Court of the New Mexico Territory.[2] When Reeves moved away from Palestine in 1850, the house was purchased by local merchant George R. Howard. Attaining the rank of colonel from his service with the Tennessee State Militia, Howard also served with the Confederate States Army. As a civilian, Howard served in numerous state and local elected positions, including as mayor of Palestine. Upon the deaths of Howard and his wife, the house was inherited by their son Thomas S. Howard. The city of Palestine purchased the house as a museum in 1964. It was listed on the NRHP in 1993.[3]

The Howard House Museum is owned by the city and furnished for a late 19th century appearance. It is open for tours and special functions by appointment.[4][5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Reuben A. Reeves". Justices of Texas 1836-1986. Tarlton Law Library. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Texas SP Howard House". Library of Congress. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Attractions". Visit Palestine, Texas. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Attractions". Palestine Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

External links[edit]

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