Texas fixer upper

c.1916 Fixer Upper w/ 3 Acres and Views in Hughes Springs Texas Under $68K ~ Sold

2108 County Road 2984, Hughes Springs, TX 75656  $67,900 Sold



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I love doing research on these old homes. This fixer upper lies on what’s left of the old Reese Hughes plantation. The slaves of Reese Hughes (1811-1893) built The Brick House and an iron furnace on this property in 1856. Apparently, it was burned to the ground during a robbery attempt in 1879.  Although no photographs exist of the home today, it was one of the finest private homes in Texas at the time. Reese was opposed to secession, which led to the confiscation of his iron furnace by the Confederate Army and ultimately his financial ruin.

Hughes’ descendants sold The Brick House site in 1916 to Sam Eubanks. Sam was a merchant and he built the home we see today. He lived there with his wife Oreta and daughter Brownie.

In 1925, George and Ella Amox Gardham bought the property.

Over the following decades, other owners were; Will Rowe, Frank and Tiny Abernathy, Chubby and Lillian Stiles, Don and Hilda Jackson, and Nick & Molly Loving. Finally in 1992, the homesite was purchased by William and Glenda Hughes Deloach – putting the property back into the Hughes Family. Except for a few cosmetic changes, the original Eubanks home remains largely unchanged more than 100 years later.

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Surrounded by gorgeous mature trees this beautiful 1916 fixer upper home is sitting on 3 acres and a piece of history. This home sits on the site of the mansion, the founder of Hughes Springs built in 1856 and with some work and TLC this home could be brought back to life. The seller is the great-great-granddaughter of Reece Hughes and she is looking for a buyer who will take care of and appreciate this old home and its history.



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Reese Hughes gravestone
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1996 painting by Ann Dever Reed, shown below, is based on historical descriptions of the Hughes Mansion.
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Brownie Ebanks gravestone ~ Daughter of Sam Eubanks who built the white home featured today.


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