Details for Joseph Brooks Home (Atlas Number 5185008566)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008566


Marker Number 8566
Atlas Number 5185008566
Marker Title Joseph Brooks Home
Index Entry Brooks, Joseph, Home
Address 612 E. Washington Ave.
City Navasota
County Grimes
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 780187
UTM Northing 3365645
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; English immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of England, Joseph Brooks (1831-89) migrated to Texas with his wife Mary Ann (Farrer) (1833-1900) in 1853. After serving in the Civil War, Brooks moved to Navasota, where he survived an 1867 yellow fever epidemic and became a leading area lumberman. In the 1870s he had this home built for his family. Originally Victorian in design, it was modified with classical revival detailing in 1909-11 by the Brooks' daughter Mary Elizabeth Brooks Salyer. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981