The Oaks – Montgomery, Texas

This home is located at 202 Prairie Street and is listed as a Texas Historic Landmark. It is now called the Oaks of Montgomery Antiques and Consignments.

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Two-story, frame, rectangular vernacular; gable roof; attached porch in center of front is supported by four fluted Doric columns; double front doors with transom and sidelights; windows 6/6 with inappropriate shutters; kitchen wing removed and one-story shed addition added in 1970s. It has an exterior brick chimney on both ends of the home.

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The house was built for Judge N.H. Davis in 1872. He was a prominent lawyer in the county in the early years. Thomas Godden drew the plans for the house, and John Bishop, a local builder, built it. Horse races were held for several years in the fields behind the house.

The Architect/Builder is Thomas Godden and John Bishop. The last recorded owner was Colonel Bates Griffith (1980).

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If antiques are your thing, this place is a “must see”. When you go into this house the very nice people that work there will give you a brief history about the house. They told me that only the front portion of the home is the original part of the home.
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There are items in every corner of this home. There is so much to see. I’ve already gone to look around twice.
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The original well can still be seen. It sits on the side of the home.
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Texas Historic Landmark

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