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Old Neese Homestead, Warrenton, Fayette County, TX



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Location
Warrenton, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3520
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1894 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Significance: The house was constructed in 1869 by William Neese, an early German settler and local merchant. He was killed in a struggle with a thief in his store on October 3, 1872. The house was left unfinished. His widow remarried and died January 2, 1885. The estate was sold to George Weyand who sold it to F.G. Cordes. Cordes, also a merchant, finished the house and added many improvements to the estate in 1894. The house was known at the time for the large upstairs ballroom where many local people attended parties and dramatizations...

Subjects
Commerce
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Neese, William
Cordes, F. G.
RealEstate Mortgage Corporation
Small, John, Field Team
Kirchenbaum, Richard, Field Team
Barlow, William, Delineator
Swofford, Don, Delineator
Pledger, Roy, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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