Details for Birdwell House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5401010960


Marker Number 10960
Atlas Number 5401010960
Marker Title Birdwell House
Index Entry Birdwell House
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in early 1840s for Allen Birdwell, 1851 county commissioner; member Texas Legislature 1853-54 and 1863-64. House is excellent example of "saddle bag" architecture-- story-and-half double house. Built of hand-hewn logs with squared morticed corners. Later "boarded over." Has four main rooms, two on each floor. First floor rooms have exposed beam ceilings. Moved to Monte Verdi plantation. Restored by Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lowry, 1965-66.