You may have read my post on our visit too Millard’s Crossing in Nacogdoches, Texas. I shared the cabins in that post and wanted to do a second post on the other buildings.
As I said in my previous post, there are some of the cutest cottages, country stores and other buildings to see here. It is located in Nacogdoches, Texas and you can do a self tour or a guided tour. We always do a self tour if possible. That way, we can take as long as we want to browse. We’re
old and slow really into anything that is part of history so, we like to read every detail.
So, on with the photos. This first one is The Millard-Lee House. I call it the Farmhouse. I can’t tell you how beautiful it is in person. It wasn’t open for inside tours on this day so, I just have the outside. It was built about 1837 by Nacogdoches Merchant-Deputy Postmaster- Road Overseer Robert F. Millard (1803-47) as a family home and sometimes it was also a boarding House.
Next is The Watkins House (1895. This beautiful Victorian is used for wedding receptions. It was built by Mrs. Thomas’ Maternal Grandfather. The original house was rectangle with a breezeway through the middle and later updated to a very modest Queen Anne Style.
I did not take this next photo. Mine turned out blurry so, I got this one from their Facebook Page. Isn’t she a beauty?
The Porch…I took this one.
This is from their Facebook Page, as well
The Watkins House sits Adjacent to The Chapel which is The Free Methodist Church. According to the deed records, it was established in 1905, by a group of “Free Methodists”.
P.S. I’ll update when the trees bloom.
The Church did not have a Steeple until it was moved to Millard’s Crossing.
Other buildings include a Wooden Caboose (pre 1920) that was part of a train chartered by the E. B. Hayward Lumber Company in 1905, to haul logs out of East Texas.
This first photo is from their Facebook Page & is also from a wedding.
The rest are ones I took from the inside.
Next is this beautiful Pink Cottage that is called Methodist Parsonage (1900). It was originally located on North Fredonia St. and when Mrs. Thomas acquired it, the rear portion was so badly deteriorated, that much of it could not be moved. The moldings feature typical Eastlake Victorian style.
Next is The Tool Shed which was once part of a double corn crib that used to be on the family farm that was inherited by Mrs. Thomas’ brother, Jesse Millard.
As Paul Harvey always said ~ Now, you know the rest of the story. I hope you enjoyed lol. Thanks for stopping by!!
God Bless ~ Dawn