Details for Gillard - Duncan House (Atlas Number 5291009655)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5291009655


Marker Number 9655
Atlas Number 5291009655
Marker Title Gillard - Duncan House
Index Entry Gillard - Duncan House
Address 650 FM 1011
City Liberty
County Liberty
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330189
UTM Northing 3330968
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); French immigrants/immigration; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Dr. E. J. Gillard (1808-75) brought his family to Texas from Louisiana in 1845. About 1848 he built this home on his plantation east of Liberty. Constructed of native woods, it features Greek revival styling with Creole influences. Unique features of the home include a traveler's room and an upstairs schoolroom. The residence remained in the family through the descendants of Capt. William B. Duncan, who was married to the Gillard's daughter Eliza until her death in 1856 and then to her cousin Celima. William and Celima's daughter, Julia Welder, later cared for the house, which was moved here in 1980. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981