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Nacogdoches Sterne-Hoya Museum, Nacogdoches

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Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • ... at least an hour here if you have an interest in Texas history. The core of the building is original 1830 construction. We particularly enjoyed seeing the original native pine flooring still in us...  more »