Birdwell House, Glenfawn, Rusk County, Texas

Located at the Monte Verde Plantation on CR 4233 near Glenfawn, this house is on private property.

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Built in early 1840s for Allen Birdwell, 1851 county commissioner; member Texas Legislature 1853-54 and 1863-64. House is excellent example of "saddle bag" architecture-- story-and-half double house. Built of hand-hewn logs with squared morticed corners. Later "boarded over." Has four main rooms, two on each floor. First floor rooms have exposed beam ceilings. Moved to Monte Verdi plantation. Restored by Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lowry, 1965-66.