Details for Howard-Dickinson House (Atlas Number 5401011005)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5401011005


Marker Number 11005
Atlas Number 5401011005
Marker Title Howard-Dickinson House
Index Entry Howard-Dickinson House
Address S. Main and Howard St.
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 330271
UTM Northing 3558465
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text First brick home in county. Built 1855 by brothers, David P. and Jas. Logan Howard, settlers from Richmond, Va. The Howards made bricks with mud mill and later with a patented machine and kiln on the premises. (Howard bricks and carpentry went into the old courthouse on Square-- and most of the city's major construction in later 1800s.) Structure is iron-reinforced; has hand-wrought woodwork and oldest plastered walls in city. A frequent visitor in early years to this house was Texas statesman Sam Houston, a cousin of Martha Ann (Mrs. Dave) Howard. The home was bought 1905 by Mrs. M. C. Dickinson, the daughter of Dr. Alfred Graham, a pioneer physician of Rusk County. To the original house, the Dickinsons added frame wing at the rear.