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Joseph Brooks Home Historical Marker

Contributed by Eleanor Colson

Historical Marker 8566
612 E. Washington Ave, Navasota, Texas
Erected 1981

A native of England, Joseph Brooks (1831-89) migrated to Texas with his wife Mary Ann (Farrer) (1833-1900) in 1853. After serving in the Civil War, Brooks moved to Navasota, where he survived an 1867 yellow fever epidemic and became a leading area lumberman. In the 1870s he had this home built for his family. Originally Victorian in design, it was modified with classical revival detailing in 1909-11 by the Brooks' daughter Mary Elizabeth Brooks Salyer. Recorded texas Historic Landmark - 1981

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