Details for Foster Home (Atlas Number 5185008578)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008578


Marker Number 8578
Atlas Number 5185008578
Marker Title Foster Home
Index Entry Foster Home
Address 1015 E. Washington Ave.
City Navasota
County Grimes
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 780447
UTM Northing 3365879
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; Shingle (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Mattie Brigance Foster, daughter of Grimes County settler Franklin Brigance, had this home built in 1900 shortly after the death of her husband. Incorporating elements of the colonial revival and shingle styles, the house is of cypress frame construction and features a multi-gabled roof. Its design is indicative of the movement away from the elaborate detailing of the Victorian era. The home remained in the Foster family for 60 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982 Incise on base: Sponsored by Salih M. Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.