Details for R. B. S. Foster Home (Atlas Number 5185008579)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008579


Marker Number 8579
Atlas Number 5185008579
Marker Title R. B. S. Foster Home
Index Entry Foster, R. B. S., Home
Address 7827 US 90
City Navasota
County Grimes
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 782969
UTM Northing 3368526
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from the intersection of SH 6 and SH 90 (East Navasota) take SH 90 approximately 1.5 miles.
Marker Size medallion and text plate
Marker Text Early Texas plantation home in architectural style of the Atlantic states. Malcolm Camp, wealthy cotton planter, built this structure in 1859, with lumber hauled from East Texas sawmills. High-ceilinged rooms are very large. Formal dining room in sandstone-lined cellar was unique. Had detached kitchen. Purchased 1883 by a leading local citizen, R.B.S. Foster (1848-1889), this was birthplace of his three children-- Georgia, Robert F. and Nettie Rose. So stable is this locality that home was continuously occupied until 1966 by Fosters or their agents.