Lampasas Walks: Historic Downtown Lampasas

    31 Oct 2015
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
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    Huling Cottage

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    Stop for a minute here outside the front door of the charming little Huling Cottage.

    It was built in 1860 of native limestone and cedar in the New England colonial style by Ben Gooch. In 1872 Elizabeth Huling bought the house for $3,000 in gold. Mrs. Huling was an orphan from Kentucky. She had been in the group of Texas families fleeing toward the Sabine River just ahead of Santa Anna's army in the 1836 "Runaway Scrape" during the Texas Revolution. Her husband, Thomas B. Huling, fought in the revolution, and was later a Republic of Texas Congressman.

    Turn around now and go back toward the last intersection. This time, take your first left up Main street.