809 Texas (Steamboat House) Photographs
- 809 Texas on Baxter-Duncan Street 1986 survey contact print, Roll 33 #14
- 809 Texas - front facade (faces south) Photo by Pamela Temple, 7-28-2011
- 809 Texas - southeast corner Photo by Pamela Temple, 7-28-2011
- 809 Texas - west side Photo by Pamela Temple, 7-28-2011
- 809 Texas - cottage to the northeast of main house Photo by Pamela Temple, 7-28-2011
809 Texas - Relocation Nacogdoches Sunday Sentinel, July 17, 1988
Nacogdoches architect Dietrich Rulfs designed the Queen Anne house in 1898 for Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Perkins. When first built, the house faced North Street. In 1929, owners Bernie and Mildred Weatherly turned the house to face Baxter-Duncan Street and modernized the interior, adding bathrooms, closets, and an additional bedroom. In 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hughes moved the house to its current location on Texas Street. A summer house, originally constructed in 1923, was also located to the Texas Street site.
The 1906 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Nacogdoches shows the original location and orientation of the house at 505 North Street.
A vintage photograph in the archives of the East Texas Research Center shows the house at the North Street location.
The July 17, 1988 edition of the Nacogdoches Sunday Sentinel included an article on the relocation effort. This article is courtesy of the East Texas Research Center.
- Address: 109 Baxter Duncan
- Name: Duncan House
- Date: 1998
- Block: 1
- Lot: 25, 25-C
- Condition: Good
- Description: 2-story; wood frame with lapped siding and shingle siding at gable ends and around windows; brick foundation; symmetrical plan with steamboat configuration, chamfered bay on east facade, boxed bay on west facade; hip-and-gable roofs with cornice returns, ornamented gable ends, enriched modillion brackets at the 2-story bay, composition shingles, finials at the crests of the two dominant gables on the north (front) facade; porch is symmetrical, 1-story, wrapping around the central chamfered bay with a 3-bay pedimented entry. chamfered wood porch post supports with capitols, lattice flanking the central entry, arched fascia openings between porch supports, plain wood railing, the frieze at the porch is enriched with relief fretwork and brackets; windows are 2/2 wood double-hung and 1/1 wood double-hung, with lattice awnings at the second story bay, a Palladian window arrangement on the east gable end; detached wood frame garage; fenced yard with thick ivy growth and low retaining wall of dark red sandstone, drylaid.
- Significance: Architectural significance.