Details for W. W. Browning House (Atlas Number 5477008312)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008312


Marker Number 8312
Atlas Number 5477008312
Marker Title W. W. Browning House
Index Entry Browning, William Westcoat
City Chappell Hill
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 764965
UTM Northing 3335907
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; plantations
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1/2 mile S of US 290 via private drive, Chappell Hill.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of South Carolina, William Westcoat Browning (1808-1871) moved to Texas in the 1850s with his wife, Elizabeth (Gilmer), and their children. This Greek Revival plantation home was built for them in 1856-58. The house is a fine example of the architectural style brought by early Texas planters from their former homes in the southern states. Outstanding features include the false graining on the interior woodwork, the widow's walk, and the two-story porches.