Details for Aldridge-Smith Home (Atlas Number 5039009518)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009518


Marker Number 9518
Atlas Number 5039009518
Marker Title Aldridge-Smith Home
Index Entry Aldridge-Smith Home
Address 533 Main St.
City East Columbia
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 245301
UTM Northing 3226337
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This local landmark was built between 1837 and 1841 for William Aldridge, a farmer and large landholder. After a 10-year ownership by merchant Henry Hansen, the house was sold to J. H. Dance and Co., a construction firm that supplied arms to the Confederacy. Businessman Thomas Masterson Smith (1882-1965) and his wife Mary (1881-1964) leased the house from 1908 until they purchased it in 1917. The home has been in the Smith family for more than 60 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983