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The Law Office

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex: The Law Office

Check out Sam Houston's Law Office located on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex. From what I understand, no women or children were allowed inside Sam's Law Office. YIKES! I guess that meant that women didn't get in trouble back then -- or else we got away with it! ☺ Visit The Law Office for yourself and find out!!

The 18 acre Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex is located at Sam Houson Avenue and 19th Street in Huntsville, Texas.

Please click on the following links for more information about other exciting things to see at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex. 

Flower in front of the Law Office at Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
The Steamboat House

The Houston Kitchen
Lake Oolooteca

Sam Houston Museum

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Evelyn Kennedy
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Sam Houston's office is so tiny.  He must have keep his law books someplace else.  So nice that his office has been maintained for all to see.

May 05, 2012 09:57 PM #20
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


That's a fascinating picture ---- but back then, they probably had fewer laws, fewer cases, hence, fewer books. I'd love an office like that in my backyard :)

May 05, 2012 10:02 PM #21
Doug Bullwinkel
Academy Mortgage Group - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

They probably didn't need much space because Texas used to hang just about everybody that got into trouble.  As for the women, they were probably just smarter so they didn't get caught.

May 05, 2012 10:47 PM #22
Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably didn't have the fees and contingencies that require so much more space today!  :-)

May 06, 2012 04:51 AM #23
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Joni, Guess he didn't have any paralegals working for him, no room for them!

May 06, 2012 06:19 AM #24
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Joni, as amazing as it is the way it used to be, we're flying leaps and bounds into the future. I wonder what it holds?

May 06, 2012 08:22 AM #25
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Joni - Love history posts like this. You do have a lot of historical sites around you and this post is a very good overview of how to do a great localism post. Congrats and have a great weekend.

May 06, 2012 08:56 AM #26
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joni- having been born and raised in Houston, Sam Houston is a name I know well.  But, I've never been to the Sam Houston Memorial Complex.  I may have to put that on my agenda next time I'm in Houston.

May 06, 2012 11:47 AM #27
Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience

I'm thinking that old habits die hard, when it comes to the equality/inequality of women in the U.S.  Ol' Sam .. back in his day ... they just TALKED about it and got away with it.  Real change comes hard ... and definitely slowly ...

Loved the historic pic ...


May 06, 2012 05:57 PM #28
Tammie White
(615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN

Joni, hmm not sure my family would have used a lawyer that didn't allow women there. As Lenn says, how far we've come.

May 06, 2012 06:18 PM #29
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

What a great get away! Adorable house. 

May 06, 2012 07:05 PM #30
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

Nice localism blog post -- and congrats on your feature. 

May 06, 2012 07:21 PM #31
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Lenn: That is very true.

Kevin: Actually, I would be willing to bet that he did. Perhaps he didn't hate women, but clearly he felt that they had no place in the business world.

Pam: There's lots of things to do, even if you are not a history nut!

Karen: I have posted many posts on these buildings. I have one in draft that ties them all together for next week.

Mike: We have several around the Huntsville area too! 

Bob: You're badddd! :)

Joan: I doubt they kept tons of files like we do today. ☺

Laughing out LOUD at Myrl! ☺ ☺ ☺


May 06, 2012 07:24 PM #32
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Dale: They tried, and hung. No files necessary. :O)

Anita: HA! You should see the house that it was in front of!

Leslie: I'm pretty sure that it was the pretty much the same way everywhere back then.

Joan: I really don't feel that way, but I'm sure it still goes on. 

Thanks, Q.

Donald: Me too. We hope to build one on our land soon. Just a LITTLE bigger than this one. :)

Jennifer: It would!

Evelyn: There are several of his homes, a kitchen and the law office on these grounds. Not to mention the museum and the education center.

Pacita: That is exactly what I thought!


May 06, 2012 07:32 PM #33
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Gabe: AMEN!

BLiz: No need. Present the case, verdict, set free or hang. ☺

Eric: I read the book. God wins! ☺

Robert and Lisa: Thank you.


Gene: We've come a long way!

Tammie: I'm sure they did what they had to do.

Bud and Beth: I stayed in one not much bigger in Eureka Springs, AR overlooking the White River and it was WONDERFUL!

Thank you, Erica

May 06, 2012 07:38 PM #34
Leslie Ebersole
Baird&Warner Fox Valley - Saint Charles, IL
BRIX Group

It's amazing how much more space we seem to "need" these days. Nice post, thanks.

May 07, 2012 06:26 AM #35
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You're welcome, Leslie. Thank you for stopping by! :)

May 07, 2012 08:01 AM #36
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663

Thanks for sharing this with us Joni, in some small towns near here there are real estate offices that look very similar to this, only difference is that they have more windows.

May 07, 2012 10:48 AM #37
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

True Joni, But other places have gotten past that crap. 

May 08, 2012 05:41 AM #38
Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Leslie: And I am very thankful for that! Hope your week is blessed with peace and joy! :)
May 08, 2012 06:13 AM #39
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