Details for Bland-Fisher Home (Atlas Number 5405007588)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5405007588


Marker Number 7588
Atlas Number 5405007588
Marker Title Bland-Fisher Home
Index Entry Bland-Fisher Home
City San Augustine
County San Augustine
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5 mi. north of San Augustine off 1279 next to BNSF rail line
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text James Jefferson Bland (d. 1939) had this one-story galleried home built about 1912. It was the center of the Bland Lake community, which included Bland's general store, sawmill, cotton gin, grist mill, a school, Santa Fe Railroad, post office, and popular lakeside swimming facilities. Built of pine lumber from the mill, it features a widow's walk on the roof. Bland and his wife Mattie (Baggett) later sold the house to their daughter Lula and her husband Guy B. Fisher. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980