Friday, January 2, 2009

Architecture in Seguin

When we moved to Seguin from Denver (December 1997), we knew three persons: the realtor who handled the house transaction, the person who managed the estate sale for the owner, and the owner who sold us the house - and we only met them at the time we purchased the house. However, in 1993, I read Janice Woods Windle's novel True Women - not knowing that I would one day live in the town she writes about in her book. Life takes some unexpected turns.

This has been a GOOD move. We love Seguin!

A little Seguin history: "The community of Seguin was established in 1838 by members of Mathew Caldwell's Gonzales Rangers, but was not incorporated until 1853. It was originally called Walnut Springs for the nearby fresh water sources. Just six months later the name was changed to honor Colonel Juan N. Seguin, one of Sam Houston's ablest Lieutenants throughout the struggle for Texas' independence. As leader of a dedicated group of Texans of Mexican ancestry, Col. Seguin participated in the great victory at San Jacinto. Later he served as a Republic of Texas Senator and as Mayor of San Antonio."

The snapshot of this Seguin house (412 East Elm Street) is on the market for $399,500 and it is a beautiful home, built in 1910.

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