Details for Wynne House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014377


Marker Number 14377
Atlas Number 5507014377
Marker Title Wynne House
Index Entry Wynne House
Address 1428 11th St.
City Huntsville
County Walker
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes buildings; Neoclassical (architectural style); houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2007
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Gustavus Adair Wynne and Samuella Gibbs, who became civic and business leaders in Huntsville, married in 1883 and moved into this house, which they first built in the Queen Anne style. By 1917, they transformed the house into a classical revival structure featuring doric columns and a two-story portico. The additions coincided with Adair’s career success; he was vital to organizing Gibbs National Bank, where he served as chairman of the board. Gibbs Adair, one of the Wynnes’ sons, later lived here with his wife Lela Mae (Brown). In 1998, family members donated the house for use as a cultural arts facility.