Details for M. L. Weems House (Atlas Number 5039009613)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009613


Marker Number 9613
Atlas Number 5039009613
Marker Title M. L. Weems House
Index Entry Weems, M. L., House
Address 716 Main Street
City East Columbia
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 245221
UTM Northing 3226106
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; medical topics and health professionals
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main St., East Columbia
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This Greek Revival house was built about 1847 by Dr. Mason Locke Weems II, the first of a succession of Weems family physicians to live here. The house features a center passage plan and raised cottage form. Details on the six-bay inset porch include square posts with molded caps and turned-wood balusters. To avoid Brazos River floods, the house was moved to its present location about 1869 and later enlarged and remodeled. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962