Details for J. W. and Ruth Baines House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171012975


Marker Number 12975
Atlas Number 5171012975
Marker Title J. W. and Ruth Baines House
Index Entry Baines, J. W. and Ruth, House
Address 112 W. College Street
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512754
UTM Northing 3349549
Subject Codes law, lawyers; state official; women
Marker Year 2002
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location Fredericksburg, 112 W. College Street
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text J.W. and Ruth Baines House Joseph W. and Ruth (Huffman) Baines, maternal grandparents of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, built their home here in 1904, following Joseph's service in the Civil War and a career as a journalist, Texas Secretary of State, legislator and attorney. The couple used prefabricated cement blocks, made locally by Hugo and Henry Basse, and known as Basse Blocks, on the exterior of the home. Other features include a gabled dormer with paired windows above the entryway, jigsawn fretwork and turned columns. The widowed Ruth sold the home in 1907, the same year daughter Rebekah wed Sam Johnson. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2002

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