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General Jerome Bonaparte Robertson House

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c. 1846; 2004 rehabilitation. T. S. Saul Rd. at Lueckemeyer Rd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Robertson House is one of the oldest dwellings in Independence. The central-hall plan is typical of the house forms of the Upper South, including Kentucky, which Robertson, a physician, left in the 1830s. The original two-room plan was gradually expanded by shed-roofed additions and porch infills that left only the central portion of the front porch open. Robertson was active politically and militarily in the Texas independence movement and served in both houses of the republic's legislature. He fought in the Civil War with his son, Felix, and they both resided in Waco after the war.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "General Jerome Bonaparte Robertson House", [Brenham, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 81-81.

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