Samuel T. Rayburn House

Also known as: The Home Place, Sam Rayburn House Museum
1.5 mi. W of Bonham on U.S. 82, Bonham, Texas

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Description 

From 1916 until his death, this farm house--known as the Home Place--was the residence of Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961). "Mr. Sam" served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913 until his death in 1961, and was Speaker (1940-47, 1949-53, 1955-61) twice as long as any other individual to hold that office. His astute political sense preserved the delicate balance between factions of the Democratic Party. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1972
Reference number
72001361
NR name
Rayburn, Samuel T., House
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1916; 1961
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6

Update Log 

  • August 21, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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