Details for Beauford Halbert Jester Home (Atlas Number 5349007218)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5349007218

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Marker Number 7218
Atlas Number 5349007218
Marker Title Beauford Halbert Jester Home
Index Entry Jester, Beauford Halbert, Home
Address 1508 Sycamore
City Corsicana
County Navarro
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737416
UTM Northing 3553361
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; governors; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1923 Beauford H. Jester (1893-1949) and his wife, Mabel (Buchanan), built this colonial revival home on land that had been his family's dairy farm. A Corsicana attorney, Jester later served as chairman of the University of Texas Board of Regents, as director of the State Bar, and as a member of the Texas Railroad Commission. Elected governor of the state in 1946, he was the first governor to die in office. During his administration he continued to maintain this home. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983