Los Nogales

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Los Nogales
Los nogales 2012.jpg
Los Nogales in 2012.
Los Nogales is located in Texas
Los Nogales
Los Nogales
Los Nogales is located in the US
Los Nogales
Los Nogales
Location S. River and E. Live Oak Sts.,
Seguin, Texas
Coordinates 29°33′57″N 97°57′47″W / 29.56583°N 97.96306°W / 29.56583; -97.96306Coordinates: 29°33′57″N 97°57′47″W / 29.56583°N 97.96306°W / 29.56583; -97.96306
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1765 (1765)
NRHP reference # 72001365[1]
RTHL # 3128
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 24, 1972
Designated RTHL 1989

Los Nogales is a historic 1800s home, among the oldest structures still standing in Seguin, Texas and is the last remaining adobe constructed home in the city. It serves the community as a museum.

History[edit]

The old home was originally built in 1849 for Justus Gombert. Although restored, it retains its original hand-made, sun-dried adobe home construction[2] and cypress shingle roof. It was owned in 1859 by Joseph Zorn and in 1870, Benjamin McCulloch[3] took possession of the house. This building is an example of a primitive home with its pioneer style kitchen and sod hewn cellar.[4]

In 1951, the citizens of Seguin formed together to save and restore the old home and from this project was born the Seguin Conservation Society.[4]

The first Seguin Post Office was located on the same property as the Los Nogales museum. Senator Juan Seguin helped establish a mail route to Seguin and Los Nogales has previously been referred to as the "Juan Seguin Post Office".[5] The tree-top mail office was quite unique as it was operated from an old tree-house.[6]

On March 24, 1972, the old building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Museum[edit]

Los Nogales currently serves the community as a museum [7] and is home to many local historical artifacts.[8] The museum is occasionally open for tours.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gesick, E. John (1995), Under the Live Oak Tree: A History of Seguin, Seguin, TX: Tommy Brown Printing 
  • Hardin, Stephen L. (1994), Texian Iliad – A Military History of the Texas Revolution, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, ISBN 0-292-73086-1, OCLC 29704011 
  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Gesick, adobe construction
  3. ^ Thomas W. Cutrer, "MCCULLOCH, BENJAMIN," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed October 05, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  4. ^ a b "Seguin Conservation Society, Los Nogales". 
  5. ^ Texas Almanac, 1964-1965, Book, 1963; digital images, : accessed October 05, 2012, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas.
  6. ^ Gesick, Post Office
  7. ^ Hardin (1994), pg. 4
  8. ^ "Texas Historical Marker". 9key. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Gesick, E. John (1995), Under the Live Oak Tree: A History of Seguin, Seguin, TX: Tommy Brown Printing 
  • Sowell, Andrew Jackson (2010) [originally published 1900], Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, General Books LLC, ISBN 978-1-4590-6750-9 
  • Weinert, Willie Mae (1976) [originally published 1951], An Authentic History of Guadalupe County, Seguin, TX: Seguin Conservation Society, ASIN B0006YNCNC 

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