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Huntsville, Texas
County of Walker.
Avenue L, Sam Houston University
National Register Number: 74002097
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-29 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum: 936-294-1832; www.shsu.edu/~smm_www/Tour.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
From 1847 to 1859, Woodland, a typical Texas hill country cottage of clapboard over logs, was the residence of Samuel Houston (1793-1863), who led the Texas Army to victory at San Jacinto, was President of the Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44), and represented the new State in the U.S. Senate (1846-59). His last public post was as Governor (1859-61); in the latter year, he was removed from office for refusing to support Texas' secession from the Union.

The landmark is in excellent condition. This past hurricane season we experienced considerable winds, but Woodland had no damage..

Only minor repairs and painting have been necessary since the last report. Several panes of broken and cracked glass have been replaced. A large tree in very poor condition near the structure has been removed along with limbs in other trees.

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