Details for The Robert Tod Robinson House (Atlas Number 5407007667)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5407007667


Marker Number 7667
Atlas Number 5407007667
Marker Title The Robert Tod Robinson House
Index Entry Robinson, Robert Tod
City Point Blank
County San Jacinto
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 288015
UTM Northing 3402620
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1975
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SH 156, .75 mi. south of Point Blank
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Adjacent to property of Governor George T. Wood, and on high ground near juncture of waterways and land trails important in early Texas, this was originally a log house with wide front verandas on the two floors. It was built in 1857 by Point Blank planter Robert Tod Robinson (1826-1878), copying style from his native state of Alabama. He brought up a large family; his descendants include soldiers, statesmen, and civic leaders. The log house was covered with siding in 1919, and facade was modified in 1970s. A descendant owns and preserves it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1975