Mrs. Sam Houston House

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Mrs. Sam Houston House
Mrs. Sam Houston House in 2012
Mrs. Sam Houston House is located in Texas
Mrs. Sam Houston House
Mrs. Sam Houston House
Mrs. Sam Houston House is located in the United States
Mrs. Sam Houston House
Mrs. Sam Houston House
LocationFM 390, 1 block E of jct. with FM 50, Independence, Texas.
Coordinates30°19′8″N 96°20′41″W / 30.31889°N 96.34472°W / 30.31889; -96.34472Coordinates: 30°19′8″N 96°20′41″W / 30.31889°N 96.34472°W / 30.31889; -96.34472
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1832 (1832)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #70000775[1]
RTHL #8352
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 22, 1970
Designated RTHL1965

Mrs. Sam Houston House is a historic house on FM 390, one block east of the junction with FM 50 in Independence, Texas.

Sometimes known as the Root house, this Greek Revival house was built in 1832. Margaret Lea Houston, the widow of politician and Texas statesman Sam Houston, bought the house in 1864 from Major Eber Cave, a family friend. She lived in it during her final years until her death in 1867. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 as the "Mrs. Sam Houston House," notable for its association with her.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Mrs. Sam Houston House". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 8 March 2015.

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