Details for L. B. J. Boyhood Home (Atlas Number 5031002828)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5031002828


Marker Number 2828
Atlas Number 5031002828
Marker Title L. B. J. Boyhood Home
Index Entry Johnson, Lyndon Baines, Boyhood Home
Address 200 E. Elm St.
City Johnson City
County Blanco
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 556672
UTM Northing 3349480
Subject Codes national/federal official; houses, residential buildings; state official; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Boyhood Home - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Southeast corner of E. Elm St. and S. Avenue G. (aka 100 Ladybird Lane)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. (1877-1937) and his wife Rebekah Baines Johnson (1881-1958) bought this residence in 1913. Sam, an educator and six-term Texas legislator, and Rebekah, an educator and journalist, raised five children here. The frame house was built in 1901, with simple Classical details and decorative bargeboards of milled wood. Each wing is one room deep for light and ventilation. Various porches, open and enclosed, indicate additions over the years. In 1937, the Johnson's eldest son, Lyndon (1908-1973), launched his first campaign for Congress, and his ascent to the U.S. presidency, from the east porch. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965.


L.B.J. Boyhood Home (RTHL)
L.B.J. Boyhood Home (RTHL)