Details for The Wood-Hughes House (Atlas Number 5477008408)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008408


Marker Number 8408
Atlas Number 5477008408
Marker Title The Wood-Hughes House
Index Entry Wood-Hughes House, The
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 750525
UTM Northing 3339609
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 614 S. Austin St., Brenham
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text W. A. Wood (1851-1909) and his wife Fannie (Wheeler) built this house in 1897. A lumber yard owner, Wood used fine materials--oak, heart pine, Louisiana cypress--and had siding milled to simulate cut stone. This is an excellent example of late Victorian residential architecture. Home was sold 1913 to planter-rancher Henry W. Hughes (1865-1935) and wife Bess (Thornhill), whose family owned it 58 years, selling in 1971 to Kenneth E. and Fonda (Clark) Rich, who call it "Clarich."