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Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Giddings: Lee County Heritage Center/Schubert-Fletcher Home


GREEK REVIVAL, LEE COUNTY STYLE

The Lee County Heritage Center is home to an archive of artifacts that explores the history of Lee County from its early Native American inhabitants to the 21st century residents living there today.  It was originally home to August W. Schubert, who built the dramatic, two-story residence 1879. The architecture features a variation of the Greek Revival style, a popular choice for Texans of the period. Schubert, a local Giddings merchant, sold the house in 1894 to the Missouri Synod of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and it served as home to Concordia Lutheran College until 1900. Texas Legislator Bylis J. Fletcher bought the home from the College Board of Trustees after the college shut its doors and Fletcher family members remained in the home throughout much of the 20th century. Bylis Fletcher was also a writer, penning an account of his horseback trip up the Chisholm Trail from Victoria, Texas to Cheyenne, Wyoming and titled “Up the Trail in ‘79”. Perhaps the home, with its broad breezy porches, made an ideal respite for the saddle weary.


Location

  • 183 E. Hempstead Street
  • Giddings, Texas
  • 78942

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Saturday by appointment.

  • Free. Donations are accepted.


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