The Brooks House Historical Marker 

Freeman Plantation  Historical Marker Jefferson

 

 

The Brooks House
Address: 208 Vale St. 
City: Jefferson         County: Marion 
Year Marker Erected: 1971 
Marker Text: Built 1872 in Victorian style, with long galleries, bay window, 4 gables. Then a hotel, it became famous when guest "Diamond Bessie" Moore was killed west of town at a picnic in 1877. Fellow guest Abe Rothchild, cited for murder, was freed after sensational trial-- later subject of a drama.

Texas Historical Commission

 

 

 

Image: Courtesy of  Nicolas Henderson The license terms of this image.

 

 

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