Details for Sam Rayburn House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5147008923


Marker Number 8923
Atlas Number 5147008923
Marker Title Sam Rayburn House
Index Entry Rayburn, Sam, House
Address 890 W. Hwy 56
City Bonham
County Fannin
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 759161
UTM Northing 3718094
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; national/federal official
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Bonham take US 82 west 1.5 miles
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1916, three years after he began his career in the U.S. Congress, Sam Rayburn built this home for his parents, who had left their farm at Windom. The 2-story house had a front porch on each floor. In 1934 architect W. B. Yarborough enlarged "The Home Place," turning the porches into a 2-story portico. When not in Washington, Rayburn lived here with other members of the family. Deeded to the Texas Historical commission in 1972, the house is now (1974) a museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965