- President of the 1861 secession
convention and a Confederate officer, Oran M.
Roberts (1815-1898) served as governor of Texas
from 1879 to 1883. After leaving office, he became a law
professor at the University of Texas. He built this
cottage at Third and Main Street and settled there after
his retirement in 1893.
Mr. and Mrs.
Faubian bought the house
in 1901 and moved it to this site. They altered the front
porch and roofline, adding Victorian touches.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark