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Vanishing Texas Architectural Heritage

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Victoria

  Martín De León, raised in Spanish Mexico to a wealthy, aristocratic family with ancestral ties to Spain, left his home in Monterrey in his early twenties to embark on a career as a merchant/trader. In the early 1800s, after several trips into Texas, De León began buying land and establishing ranching operations along the […]

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Calvert

The earliest white settler in the area was Joseph Harlan, whose 1837 land grant lay five miles south of what is now the site of Calvert. In 1850 Robert Calvert, for whom the town was named, established a plantation west of the townsite. Calvert and other area farmers urged the Houston and Texas Central Railway […]

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Kempner

Kempner is at the junction of U.S. Highway 190 and Ranch Road 2313, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the Lampasas River in southeastern Lampasas County. It moved a number of times during its early years of development. It was first settled in the early 1850s, when a number of families named […]

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Salem

Salem School Salem must have been a popular name in the late 1800s, as there are seventeen of them listed in the Handbook of Texas.  This Salem was a farming community in southern Bastrop County south of Rosanky and two miles from Jeddo.  Originally known as St. Philips Colony, Salem was populated by blacks freed […]

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