Oldest Structure Remaining Historical

Oldest Structure Remaining Historical (HM1U8U)

Location: Friendswood, TX 77546 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 31.644', W 95° 12.059'

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The Nathan and Mary Perry home here at 109 W. Spreading Oaks is the oldest structure remaining from the Quaker Settlement era. No photo of the house has been found. (Old timers memories were called upon to provide data for the restoration.) The photo is of the Perry family who were called as the first pastors to the community in 1901, and started building their home here on a five-acre tract of land close to the Academy. The house was completed and occupied in 1903.

Other Quaker settlers built similar two-story homes on their farm sites. However, only the Perry house and a couple of others from that era escaped demolition by developers who were constructing subdivisions for newcomers beginning in the 1950s. This turn-of-the century house museum is owned by the Friendswood Historical Society who salvaged and restored it. It is open to visitors at posted times and by appointment.
HM NumberHM1U8U
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286694 N 3268439
Decimal Degrees29.52740000, -95.20098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.644', W 95° 12.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 38.64" N, 95° 12' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 W Spreading Oaks Block, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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