Wide open spaces, beautiful white barns, pecan orchards, rolling ranch land and the big Texas sky above. Relaxed, safe and enjoyable with easy access on Hwy 290. Accommodations close by if needed. Just 10 minutes from historic Chappell Hill (home of Bluebonnet and Scarecrow festivals) and 20 minutes from Brenham (Bluebell ice cream, anyone?)
Enjoy great music in a unique venue with a fascinating history.
Now a designated Texas historic landmark, the property belonged to one of the “Old 300” families who received land grants in Stephen F. Austin's first colony. A young war hero from the battle of San Jacinto and his heirs owned the property for a hundred years.
The white historic dairy barns were built by renowned Houston / Dallas architect, Wyatt C. Hedricks. Hedricks also built the famous Dairy Barn on Texas Tech University campus in 1926 (now designated a National Historic Landmark.)
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JAMES HALL was the first owner of this property. One of the "OLD 300" families given land grants from Mexico through Stephen F. Austin from 1823-1926.
FRANCIS J. COOKE: 1816-1903
A young soldier and hero in the Texas Revolution. Fought in Battle of San Jacinto and guarded Santa Anna after his capture. He and his heirs owned this property for 90 years. He died here in 1902 and was buried in nearby Salem Cemetery. His grave marker was memorialized in 1936 during the Texas Centennial Celebration.
His daughter, Ellen Cooke, owned the property when the existing dutch colonial, gambrel roof home was built in 1934. The grandson, Herbert Cooke, sold the property to famous architect, Wyatt C. Hedrick.
WYATT C. HEDRICK: 1888-1964
One of top 3 nationally recognized architects in early 1900s. Famous Texas architect designing over 300 buildings. Projects included Love Field, Will Rogers Coliseum, Texas County Courthouses, churches, public schools, University buildings, banks, etc. He owned this Farmstead, purchased from Cooke heirs.
HISTORIC DAIRY BARNS:
He built the famous 1926 Texas Tech Dairy Barn, designated a National Historic Landmark. He built his last dairy barn on this property that he owned. Both dairy barns were designed with dutch colonial gambrel roofs.