Details for Henry Allen Pennington House (Atlas Number 5225011223)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225011223


Marker Number 11223
Atlas Number 5225011223
Marker Title Henry Allen Pennington House
Index Entry Pennington, Henry Allen
City Grapelan
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 253933
UTM Northing 3484556
Subject Codes pioneers
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 7 miles west of Grapeland on FM 227, then north on CR 2245
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1889 as a dog trot cabin with four rooms, this house originally served as the residence of the Henry Allen Pennington family. Houston County native Pennington (1853-1925) and his wife, MAry (Beeson) (1851-1937), had ten children. In 1892, they added a kitchen, dining area, and short hall. The central hallway was enclosed in 1928. The Pennington house is a good reflection of East Texas pioneer architecture. It remained in the family for nearly 100 years.