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John Hoblett Seward Plantation

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c. 1850. 10005 FM 390, 1 mile east of Independence
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Seward Plantation is among the finest mid-nineteenth-century rural buildings in the state. The large Greek Revival central-hall-plan house has broad double-gallery porches that wrap halfway around the sides. There are four log outbuildings: slave quarters, corn-crib, horse barn, and double-pen haymow. There also are a well house and a board-and-batten cabin with an attached blacksmith's shop, known as Aunt Caroline's Cabin.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "John Hoblett Seward Plantation", [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, 82-82.

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