Details for Fisher-Sargent-Gottschalk House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5321001901


Marker Number 1901
Atlas Number 5321001901
Marker Title Fisher-Sargent-Gottschalk House
Index Entry Fisher - Sargent - Gottschalk House
County Matagorda
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 209558
UTM Northing 3177013
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; local law enforcement officer; educational topics; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; state official
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 107 St. Mary, Matagorda
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Samuel Rhoads Fisher (1794-1839), early Texas colonist, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and secretary of the Republic of Texas navy, had this house built for his family in 1832. His widow, Ann, continued to reside here until 1860. Later owners of the house included planter Elsey Harrison; Samuel W. Fisher, son of the original owner; John T. Sargent, who built a schoolroom onto the house for his children; and rancher Gus L. Gottschalk, whose family retained ownership until 1977. A noted local landmark, the house features two-story open porches and a side gabled roof. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991

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