Monday, March 16, 2009

The lumber days of old

Built in 1894, when lumber was king, the Queen Anne style W.H.Stark House in Orange, Texas brings back to life those early times.

This was the house I showed a piece of a couple of days ago. (With the egrets flying overhead)

The 14,000 sf mansion, was the home of the famous lumber baron and philanthropist. Mr. Stark was involved in many other businesses from a Rice Mill, bnaking, a papermill and a land company. The restored home still whispers of those high society days in Southeast Texas. It is now a museum that gives and outstanding look back.

Unfortunately, they do not allow photos inside.

--steve buser

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