John Nance Garner House

Also known as: Ettie R. Garner Memorial Building
333 N. Park St., Uvalde, Texas

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Description 

John Nance Garner, the thrity-second Vice President of the United States lived in this small frame-house for the last nineteen years of his life. Born in 1868 in Detroit, Texas, Garner moved to Uvalde in 1890, where his law and political career began. A position as county judge soon led to his election to the State Legislature, where he served until 1903. A life-long Democrat, Garner became the first Representative from the newly created fifteenth-congressional district. This was the beginning of a three decade career in the United States Congress. After serving as Speaker of the House for one year, he was elected Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt in 1932; he held this position for eight years until 1941... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS TX-3489)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1976
Reference number
76002074
NR name
Garner, John Nance, House
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1920; 1932; 1952
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

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