Details for Governor Sayers House (Atlas Number 5021009226)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021009226


Marker Number 9226
Atlas Number 5021009226
Marker Title Governor Sayers House
Index Entry Sayers, Governor, House
Address 1703 Wilson St.
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 661654
UTM Northing 3332341
Subject Codes governors; state official; houses, residential buildings; Civil War; national/federal official
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1703 Wilson St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Greek Revival residence was constructed in 1868 by Joseph D. Sayers (1841-1929) for his bride Ada Walton. Sayers had moved to Texas from Mississippi with his father in 1851. After serving in the Civil War as a Confederate officer, he returned to Bastrop to teach school and practice law. An active political leader, Sayers was a state senator, lieutenant governor, and U. S. congressman prior to his two terms as the Governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971