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The Historic Faison House…

In 1961, the La Grange Garden Club bought the Faison House along with all the entire furnishings. Although the house had fallen into a state of disrepair, the members recognized the potential of the house as an historical site worthy of restoration and preservation for the community and to serve as a museum reflecting the time period of the Texas Republic and early statehood. The house is featured in Drury B. Alexander's work on Texas domestic architecture, Texas Homes of the 19th Century.

The house was built in three sections dating from the 1840’s to the 1880’s. Nathaniel Faison purchased the house in 1866 and lived there until his death in 1870. Faison's heirs and their descendants continuously occupied the home until 1960. A surveyor by trade, Faison came to La Grange in the late 1830s. He served as Fayette County clerk from 1846 until 1854. During his lifetime he held a liquor license, worked as factor and land agent, and amassed 35,000 of land before he died.

Faison was a member of the Dawson Company who met the Mexican Army at Salado Creek below San Antonio on September 18, 1842. Thirty-six men were slain and Faison was captured and held prisoner in the Castle Perote Prison in Mexico for two years. After Santa Anna pardoned him in 1844, Faison returned to La Grange. As county clerk, his efforts along with those of other likeminded citizens of La Grange resulted in the return of the remains of their fallen comrades from Salado and on September 18, 1848 both the Dawson and Mier heroes were interred in a common tomb at Monument Hill State Park. Faison died in 1870 and is buried in the old cemetery in La Grange.

The Faison Home, located at 822 S. Jefferson Street.

For more information and tour times please visit www.faisonhouse.org 

 

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