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Montreville J. Hall House, “Edgemont”

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1844–1847, W. R. D. Ward. Farm-to-Market Rd. 3379 at Tom Lay Rd.

The two-story, red brick plantation house built for planter, lawyer, and politician Montreville J. Hall is one of a dozen antebellum plantation houses remaining in Harrison County. Its location atop Hall’s Hill on the western outskirts of Marshall also makes it one of the most visible. Hall arrived in Harrison County in 1844, acquired 640 acres of land, and, by 1859, owned 34 slaves and over 1,100 acres that yielded 104 bales of cotton a year. He commissioned Ward to design and build Edgemont, using enslaved labor. Constructed of hand-pressed bricks manufactured on the site, the house has a hipped roof and a pedimented portico of wood, which features octagonal fluted columns and pilasters. Two massive brick chimneys accommodate eight internal fireplaces.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Montreville J. Hall House, “Edgemont”", [Marshall, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 97-97.

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