Brown Homestead Get Medallion (includes history) 1962
105 YEARS OLD John S. Brown Home Gets Historical Group Medallion HEVEllS The in5-year-oId .lohn S. Brown Ht)ine near De- vf IS has beiMi awarded :t Texas Historical Building .Medallitm. ac- i cording to .Mrs, E(lv\ard Rantiall. of Cialveslon. ;nemb(‘r ol the Texas State Historical Surv(*y Committee. j home was ert'cted in If^a?. All wtuk was tloiK' by hand and niaterials were shipp<*d from .Mo- bile. Ala Brown was a mt'inber Speights Brigade in ihe Civil culturally important to the his- ttu’y of the statt'. 'Phis avvard L'iven by tin state tlirouuh the le.xas Slate Historical Stirvey < (*nimitte(>. tii'signates a house w'orthy of preservatn)u for the history (;f 1 e.vas. Sirue the m»‘dallion program was inaugurated in March of tbit? >(ar. over 175 have been aw'artl- ed ovwr the .'state, liecent awards have gone for fiv< buihling.s in (.alveston and two structures in .vl,ttagt>rda County. THE HOME IS liKated one-half mile (;ff the . »e\ers-Ana!iuac Highway. It has two rtxims in the! front i)f th(' ht>use and tw'o in 'he rear which are smalle*- anti w t re ! UFetl for I'hildrt'i . I’pstairs has file largt» single room which was a s( I oolrt'oni for neigh- I’onng families. Schot)l leathers \\t-re hired bv Iht* Brown faipil.N. Historical Builtiing .Mt dallntns are awardetl strneturew that are historically, architt t turally ami Ctd. John I’. Stnpp of the Air Ft>rce Aero-Mcdical Field ¡.«ibora- tt)ry. made a crash sti>p from ‘•3L* miles per htmr to zero in I } sectmds and livetl to toll the tale. How’. He packagetl himself in his seat safelv with a seat belt. "it)ii art‘ Tiever hurt in a crash until yt)u hit sonu thing. Seat belts ke p you from hitting most 1 lungs.