Details for Hamshire House (Atlas Number 5245010533)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010533


Marker Number 10533
Atlas Number 5245010533
Marker Title Hamshire House
Index Entry Hamshire House
County Jefferson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text On land patented to William H. Smith, who died at the Alamo. Of Louisiana cypress, style is typical of ranches of the time. Built 1859 by A. Mobray for Emil Broussard. He sold to Eloi and Azema Broussard. Here grew up a son, J. E. Broussard, who built first rice mill in Texas. Widowed, Azema married Lovan Hamshire. They donated land for area's first Catholic church. Few changes have been made in house since it was first built. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966