First Home and First Family Historical

First Home and First Family Historical (HM1V6J)

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

N 29° 32', W 95° 12.227'

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The Frank J. Brown Family, along with the Thomas Hadley Lewis Family, Co-founded this Quaker Settlement in the spring of 1895. By August, Brown had hauled lumber from Alvin and was personally constructing his home on this 10-acre site for his wife Mary Jane and their five children. The Quakers had come looking for land favorable for farming where they could practice their Quaker values stressing the importance of God, family and education.

The original Brown house fell into disrepair and was demolished in the early 1960s. In 1970, the Heritage Gardeners built the replica of the original house that is now the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum at 108 Skyview Terrace. That museum now showcases displays of Friendswood's earliest years using photos, graphics, artifacts and visuals. It is open to visitors at posted time and by appointment.
HM NumberHM1V6J
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286435 N 3269101
Decimal Degrees29.53333333, -95.20378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 32', W 95° 12.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 32' 0" N, 95° 12' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-151 Pecan Dr, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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