Details for Sweeny Home (Atlas Number 5039009599)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009599


Marker Number 9599
Atlas Number 5039009599
Marker Title Sweeny Home
Index Entry Sweeny Home
Address 405 E. Locust
City Angleton
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 263733
UTM Northing 3228997
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Tennessee native Rees P. Sweeny (1856-1937) constructed this raised Victorian house in 1896, the year Angleton became the seat of government for Brazoria County. The county's tax collector from the early 1890s to 1902, Sweeny moved here as part of the transition from the earlier county seat, Brazoria. The Sweeny home, which features a central hall plan and was sturdily built on high ground, has often been a refuge during local floods and hurricanes. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1986