The Durst-Taylor Historic House was built in 1835 and is the second-oldest building in the city. It is a rare surviving example of from that period and is somewhat unique in that was built out of wood rather than the more common adobe construction. It was home to many early civic leaders such as Thomas Rusk. Today, it is a house museum and includes a chicken coop, heirloom gardens, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, and a sugarcane mill.
Backstory and Context
Richardson, Lindsey. "Durst-Taylor House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. August 21, 2003. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/03000808/03000808.pdf.