The Steamboat House was built in 1858 by Rufus W. Bailey. Sam Houston rented the house where he spent his final days, dying here in July 1863. The house was moved to the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in 1936.
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Famous quotes containing the words house and/or steamboat:
“Up the reputable walks of old established trees
They stalk, children of the nouveaux riches; chimes
Of the tall Clock Tower drench their heads in blessing:
I dont wanna play at your house;
I dont like you any more.
My house stands opposite, on the other hill,”
—William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)
“We approached the Indian Island through the narrow strait called Cook. He said, I xpect we take in some water there, river so high,never see it so high at this season. Very rough water there, but short; swamp steamboat once. Dont paddle till I tell you, then you paddle right along. It was a very short rapid. When we were in the midst of it he shouted paddle, and we shot through without taking in a drop.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)