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Nacogdoches Sterne-Hoya Museum, Nacogdoches

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The Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library is located at 211 S. Lanana, in the city and county of Nacogdoches, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Nacogdoches County and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Davy Crockett was a guest in the house, and Sam Houston was baptized in the house.HistoryAdolphus Sterne was an immigrant from Cologne, Germany. During a sojourn through Tennessee, he became friends with Sam Houston. He moved to Nacogdoches in 1826. Sterne became a munitions smuggler during the Fredonian Rebellion. He was a financier of the Texas Revolution. When Texas became a state, Sterne served in both houses of the legislature. In 1830, he built the house at 211 S. Lanana. Davy Crockett was a guest in the house for two weeks of 1835. Sam Houston was baptized into the Catholic faith in the parlor of this house, thereby meeting the requirements of the Mexican government to settle in Coahuila y Tejas and own property.The house is a 1-1/2 story wood frame construction on a brick pier foundation. A Victorian porch serves as the entrance. On the same lot, to the rear of the main house, is the servants quarters Sterne also built a stable, smoke house, hen house and corn crib on the property, but they are no longer there. Sterne made modifications and repairs in the two decades following the home's original construction.
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  • I can't remember the guys name who was in charge but we had a choice of touring the home alone or a guided tour. I recommend the guided tour. The guy did such a great job explaining the history of the...  more »
  • This house has been partially renovated to be able to maintain its structure, but much of it is original. It is filled with an abundance of items from two families that lived there. Much information i...  more »
  • We pulled up at this house in the middle of a heavy rain, and ran in as quickly as possible. The place is run by one person, and there is a door bell to ring for admission. Once inside, it can easily ...  more »
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  • The young lady that works there was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit
  • Great house, fun tour, great guide