Details for Leake Building (Atlas Number 5185008597)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5185008597


Marker Number 8597
Atlas Number 5185008597
Marker Title Leake Building
Index Entry Leake Building
Address 211 E. Washington Avenue
City Navasota
County Grimes
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 779650
UTM Northing 3365398
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 211 E. Washington Avenue, Navasota.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Originally a one-story frame business house built in 1873 by Walter J. and Julia C. Peterson, this structure was enlarged in 1885. Native sandstone walls and a second story were added. John Wesley Leake (1852-1940), a builder, horse breeder, and race track owner, bought the property in 1886. He and his descendants owned the building more than 80 years. The Victorian commercial structure has housed many important firms. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978