Norton-Orgain House

Norton-Orgain House (HMJHL)

Location: Temple, TX 76501 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 56.822', W 97° 32.205'

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Built about 1872 by Edward R.A. Buckles, this I-plan vernacular house exhibits Classical and Victorian detailing. Its two-story gallery features Doric columns on the ground level, which contrast with the Victorian turned wood columns and balusters located above.

Residing here only a short time, Edward Buckles sold the house in 1873 to Colonel Nimrod Lindsay Norton (d. 1903) and his wife Mary (Hall). Colonel Norton, a Confederate veteran, was active in agricultural activities during his residence in Salado and was a charter member of the local grange. He was also a member of the Capitol Building Commission, and donated granite for the Capitol exterior from a quarry he co-owned in Burnet County.

In 1882, Colonel Norton sold the property to John and Kate (Galvin) Orgain, prominent educators in Salado for many years. John served as County School Superintendant; Kate taught at Salado College and Thomas Arnold High School and was a published author. The Orgains resided here until 1907.

Used primarily as a residence by subsequent property owners, the house has also been used as a boardinghouse and inn. It remains a prominent local landmark.
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HM NumberHMJHL
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Marker Number3614
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 639775 N 3424649
Decimal Degrees30.94703333, -97.53675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.822', W 97° 32.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 49.32" N, 97° 32' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 N Main St, Temple TX 76501, US
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