The Brinkley Davis House is a pioneer home that was constructed circa 1850 by one of the first land grant recipients and one of the county’s first settlers, Brinkley Davis. It has unique architectural features as compared to the log cabins built in the area during that time. The framework was constructed from local hand-hewn logs that were put together by pegged mortise and tenon joints. However, the exterior of the home is covered with clapboard siding. The dimensional lumber used on the exterior came from a barge that the family sailed from Indiana down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Galveston. At Galveston, the barge was dismantled, and the lumber hauled to present-day Limestone County where it was used in the construction of the home. In 2014, the Limestone CHC was successful in getting the home recognized by Preservation Texas as one of Texas’ Most Endangered Historical Sites. The home has one porch missing, another that has recently collapsed, and one fireplace missing. One end of the structure is unstable and in danger of collapsing. Currently, the house is located in the middle of a cow pasture in the southern part of the county. The CHC hopes to see the home preserved.
Limestone Co. Courthouse
March 5, 2024
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