Details for Giddings-Wilkin House (Atlas Number 5477008340)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008340

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Marker Number 8340
Atlas Number 5477008340
Marker Title Giddings-Wilkin House
Index Entry Giddings-Wilkin House
Address 805 Crockett
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 751152
UTM Northing 3340883
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 805 Crockett St., Brenham
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Jabez Deming Giddings (1814-1878) of Pennsylvania bought this land in 1837. A lawyer, businessman, and civic leader, he built this residence of hand-hewn cypress boards before his marriage in 1843 to Ann Tarver (1822-1907). An unusual rooftop reservoir held rainwater. Remodeled about 1870, the house was sold in 1871 to John B. Wilkin (1827-1913), whose family occupied it until 1942. Scheduled for demolition in 1972, it was bought and restored by the Heritage Society of Washington County.