Details for Astin-Porter Home (Atlas Number 5041008663)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5041008663


Marker Number 8663
Atlas Number 5041008663
Marker Title Astin-Porter Home
Index Entry Astin-Porter Home
Address 600 E. 29th St.
City Bryan
County Brazos
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 752109
UTM Northing 3396017
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built for Onah (Ward) Astin (d. 1944), the wife of cotton planter James H. Astin (d. 1897), this house was designed by the Waco firm of Howard Messer and S. Wemyss Smith. Construction began in 1901 and was completed two years later. The exterior of the Classical Revival residence features a two-story gallery with Corinthian columns. Holland Porter, a planter, purchased the home in 1946, and additions were made to the structure during his ownership. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980