On Sunday, April 25, 1999, the Gonzales Chapter, Gonzales, presented to The Daughters of the Republic of Texas a deed of property to the J. B. Wells House, Gonzales. President General Tookie Walthall accepted the gift on behalf of The Daughters.
This home was built in 1885 and retains much history of the early years of Texas. Original furnishings continue to grace the fifteen rooms of the interior surroundings. The structure consists of Florida long-leaf pine lumber delivered from the port of Indianola by oxen to Gonzales.
Maintenance is totally under the care of the Gonzales Chapter with no cost to The Daughters.
Tours are directed upon request. You may find the house open to the public around the weekend of October 2, celebrating Come and Take It Days, and during the Christmas holiday season.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Polly) Fink
829 Mitchell Street (last street south on the map below)
Gonzales, TX 78629-4125
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