This home was originally built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson, who was one of the most famous people to live in early Independence. General Robertson came to Texas in 1836 to join the fight for Texas independence. He first settled at Washington-on-the-Brazos and later relocated to Independence, where he built this home directly across from the then newly founded Baylor University. The house was originally constructed closer to the bend in the road, but was re-positioned prior to its renovation in 2004. During this meticulous restoration process no detail was left unnoticed: Every fireplace stone was numbered and re-assembled in its exact location; Artifacts found under the home were collected and preserved; Even the new back porch was constructed with re-claimed lumber.
The home now contains two bedrooms each with a fireplace and full bath, large living room with fireplace, kitchen, office, and dog trot/entry that is the ideal setting for a dining table. Even though you feel as if you have stepped back in time, the home secretly offers our modern conveniences we have become accustomed to. The refrigerator is enclosed in wood, the dishwasher hides behind a cabinet door, and an indoor wash room. There is even central heat and air vented discretely through the floor. With 1.825 acres, the grounds offer plenty of space to relax and take in the outdoors. The wisteria covered arbor features a rock fireplace, authentic wood furniture and a nearby barbeque grill. The expansive back porch is perfect for morning coffee or an evening drink. And from the large front porch you can view the old well and cistern in the yard and imagine the days when Baylor University was bustling and the town was alive with peoples ambitions for a new Texas!
This fascinating piece of Texas history is located across from Baylor Park on Windmill Hill, a six acre park dedicated by Baylor University. It is conveniently located 80+/- miles from Houston and 20+/- miles from College Station. This is truly a rare opportunity to own a stunning preservation of a time long ago. The following items will convey with the sale: Kitchen oven/stove; Refrigerator; Kitchen table with two red ladder back chairs; Washer/dryer; Wine fridge; Table in dogtrot/entry (no chairs); All artifacts including the display case and wood tray; Rocking chairs on back porch; All wood furniture under arbor; Wood furniture under Pecan tree
From Brenham, take Hwy 105 toward Navasota. Turn left onto FM 50 and continue to Lueckemeyer Road on the right. Home will be on the left.