Details for Gibbs-Powell House (Atlas Number 5471008454)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5471008454


Marker Number 8454
Atlas Number 5471008454
Marker Title Gibbs-Powell House
Index Entry Gibbs-Powell House
Address 1228 11th Street
City Huntsville
County Walker
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 523390
UTM Northing 3444646
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; judges; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1228 11th Street; Huntsville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1862, this Greek revival house was originally the home of the Thomas Gibbs Family. Used briefly as a rent house and for student housing in the 1880s and 1890s, it was purchased by Judge Ben Powell, II, in 1897. Although altered over the years, the house retains its original character and exhibits stylistic features such as square porch columns and a central entry with transom and sidelights. It became a local history museum in 1984.