The Leake Building – Navasota, Texas

This historical marker is located in downtown Navasota. This building reminds me of another one in Navasota I just finished adding to my blog. The Mickelborough Building 

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This building is presently being used by a Law Firm.

 

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John Wesley Leake Tombstone at the Oakland Cemetery in Navasota

180182I just love how this town is kept so neat and clean. I wish there was more information out there about these buildings besides who built them.

Historical Marker Reads:

Leake Building

Originally a one-story frame business house built in 1873 by Walter J. and Julia C. Peterson, this structure was enlarged in 1885. Native sandstone walls and a second story were added. John Wesley Leake (1852-1940), a builder, horse breeder, and race track owner, bought the property in 1886. He and his descendants owned the building more than 80 years. The Victorian commercial structure has housed many important firms.

Recorded Historical Marker Year 1978
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