Details for Brown-Bender House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5315008020


Marker Number 8020
Atlas Number 5315008020
Marker Title Brown-Bender House
Index Entry Brown-Bender House
Address 409 E. Broadway
City Jefferson
County Marion
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 373566
UTM Northing 3625742
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location House damaged by fire in August 2013. Marker is temporarily in storage.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This ornate, two-story, stick Victorian residence was built in 1888 by lumberman George Washington Brown (1854-1932), who later became involved in the oil and gas business. In 1928 Harrison County farmer John Griffin Bender (1871-1938), later Jefferson's road commissioner, bought the house and renovated it. The home remained in the Bender family until 1972. It features the original hardware, stained glass windows, doors, and intricate gingerbread trim. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983

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