Sidbury House in Heritage Park
Backstory and Context
In 1848, Charlotte King Scott Sidbury married a rancher, John Wesley Scott. After his death in 1875, Sidbury ran the ranch until she met her second husband, Mr. Edward D. Sidbury. Edward was an extremely wealthy business man, owning several lumber yards across Southern Texas. Following his death in 1881, Charlotte Sidbury inherited both his business and fortune. By 1891, she had amassed a net worth of over $200,000 (today, that would be worth over $5 million). Sidbury rose in prominence within the Corpus Christi community, and eventually became director and a stakeholder of the Corpus Christi National Bank. She invested funds throughout the community, including what is now known as the Sidbury House. The house was moved from its original location to Heritage Park in 1926. The house is also rumored to be haunted; local legend tells of the ghost of a child appearing in windows, knocking over objects, and moving dolls.
Heritage Park: Sidbury House, Visit Corpus Christi. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/trip-ideas/must-see/heritage-park-the-sidbury-house/.
Sidbury House, Nueces County. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/county-boards/historical-commission/sidbury-house.
The Most Haunted Places in Corpus Christi, Haunted Rooms. Accessed October 7th 2020. https://www.hauntedrooms.com/texas/corpus-christi/haunted-places.