Details for William B. and Sue J. Houston House (Atlas Number 5177013016)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5177013016


Marker Number 13016
Atlas Number 5177013016
Marker Title William B. and Sue J. Houston House
Index Entry Houston, William B. and Sue, House
Address 621 E. St. George St
City Gonzales
County Gonzales
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650236
UTM Northing 3264795
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 621 East Saint George Street
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text William Buckner Houston (1852-1916), a native of De Witt County, became a successful rancher, landowner and civic leader in Gonzales. He and his second wife, Susan Jones Houston, built this home in 1898 on Houston family land. His mother, Julia, also lived here. The house remained in the family until 1952. Queen Anne in style, the three-story structure is asymmetrical, with a wrapped porch, round corner turret and two-story balcony. Details include shingling, arched entryway, carriage porte cochere, bay windows, brackets and a belvedere in the turret. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003