Stephen F. Austin State University

1801 North (Eugene Blount House)

This building is known as the Eugene Blount House. To see its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, click here.
1801 North Photographs

1801 North 2011 Summer Survey

Nacogdoches banker and Texas legislator Eugene Blount commissioned local architect Dietrich Rulfs to design the Beaux Arts home at 1801 Street, which he constructed in 1923 on the site of the home of Thomas J. Rusk, an early leader of the Republic of Texas. Although many of the remaining dwellings on North Street are wood-siding structures, the Blount House house is brick and masonry. The building is well preserved and although extensive well-kept grounds surround the structure, the neighboring businesses eclipse much of the historic feel of the building.

As with many surviving structures on North Street that were originally dwellings, 1801 North Street has been repurposed for professional use. As of August, 2011, a law firm occupies the building. The building has also served as the headquarters for a local branch of the Lutheran Church and has provided office space for the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce.

Eugene Blount in the Legislative Reference Library of Texas.

Summer 2011 Survey

1801 North 1986 Survey Information