Details for The Sims Cabin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309005427


Marker Number 5427
Atlas Number 5309005427
Marker Title The Sims Cabin
Index Entry Sims Cabin, The
Address 1020 Sleepy Hollow
City Waco
County McLennan
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1963
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on private property in the Woodway Neighborhood, .
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1852 in Freestone County by Sterling Sims (d. 1882), settler from Georgia. With family and 17 slaves, Sims journeyed up the Trinity from Galveston, then by ox-wagon from Navarro Crossing to 490-acre farm he had bought. He and skilled slave carpenter built oak cabin as permanent home. The 18-foot (14"x 14") sills weigh more than a ton each. Moved to Waco, 1930s; damaged by fire, 1959; cabin has been restored by Robert E. Davis.