Details for W. E. Henderson Home (Atlas Number 5257008525)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5257008525


Marker Number 8525
Atlas Number 5257008525
Marker Title W. E. Henderson Home
Index Entry Henderson, W. E., Home
City Terrell
County Kaufman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 762895
UTM Northing 3631443
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from the intersection of US 80 and FM 429 on the eastern edge of Terrell, take FM 429 NE about 5 1/2 miles to home on W side of road
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1898 by William Ebenezer Henderson (1847-1944), who moved from Louisiana to Texas (1862) in an ox-drawn barouche. Going to work at 19 for a cattleman, he became in time a prosperous commission dealer-- shipping cattle to St. Louis, where he bought the fine mantels and tile for this house. Structure is of select heart pine from the big timber of the Beaumont area. Rooms are large and lofty, with 12-foot ceilings. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970