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and Dogs..

And my Rabbits..Is what truly makes me
happy.. And Sharing this life, I love so much with my two wonderful boys and husband..

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

~ A Texas Historic Landmark~

~Jon coming down the stairway.

Hi Everyone... My day was a good one. It was hot....feels like I been in a sauna all day..sweating though my clothes. peeU!LOL. Well I forgot to mention about our nice little visit to an Historic homes.. I know you are saying how could she forget that. I have asked myself the same question. LOL It was beautiful. Thank goodies I had my phone or I wouldn't been able to get some pictures. My real camera would been better..But thank God I had the next's best thing. Let me tell you alittle bit about it.
Before the Civil War, a well-to-do Tyler bachelor named Samuel Gallatin Smith built a four bedroom house on a knoll between the rocks and trees of his nine acres. He called it "Bonnie Castle." Before going to war as a Confederate captain. Smith sold the place to F.N. Gary, who in turn conveyed it to Dr. Samuel A. Goodman. Dr. Goodman later later sold the house to his son, Confederate, army surgeon Dr. William J. Goodman, as a home for his new bride Priscilla Gaston Goodman.

Dr. and Mrs. Goodman had three children in the home; Sallie, Will, and Etta. Sallie married married James Le grand and the Goodman house became their home after the passing of her father.

The house was enlarged and remodeled from a single story to a "Texas Colonial" with two stories. In 1926, it was given the Greek Revival facade it has today. Much or the community activity in the early days of Tyler centered around the Goodman home.

Sallie Goodman Le Grand bequeathed the palatial home to the City of Tyler upon her passing in 1939. Today the Goodman-Le Grand house contains the original furnings and belongings of the family.

All Protograph, and the family furnishings and memorabilia dating from the mid-1800's
The home was Built in 1859. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks for stopping by...God Bless.~Beautiful light figure hanging from the ceiling.
Isn't it just beautiful...I really has a time in this beautiful Mansion.

~Mr. and Mrs. Goodman.~

~A nice view looking down from the stairway. Just beautiful.~


Donna said...

The historic home is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day!

Shelley said...

Hi Dearest, I love the old home and can't wait until you and I get to go back,so I can have a real tour of the home. I can't believe all the years I have lived in this area and haven't been to see this home. Shame on me...I am glad you took the time to visit it....

Lov ya, Mom

Brenda said...

Love old homes and enjoyed the photos.

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful historic old home! To see their furniture all set up like that too is just amazing! Thank you for this lovely tour, of a place that I may never get a chance to see! Thank you too for coming to visit my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate that! Have a wonderful weekend.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing these cool pictures! I love historic places.

Take care, Regina.

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