Rowell Deware Dependency






The Rowell-Deware Dependency was the last existing slave dwelling in the city of Jefferson.






Rowell Deware Dependency, 202 Dixon Street, Jefferson, Marion County, TX

DeWare House, 202 East Dixon Street, Jefferson, Marion County, TX

DeWare House, 202 E. Dixon St., Jefferson,

 

The Rowell-Deware Dependency in Jefferson, Texas is a two room, wood frame structure. The exterior walls are composed of cypress board and batten matching that used on the property's main house. Its two rooms are separated by an interior board and batten wall, suggesting that the structure began as one room and was later expanded. A sole chimney serves both rooms. The main house is said to have been built in 1856 and was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1966. The site on which the dependency is located has been inhabited since the late 1850's. The dependency itself, however, is known to have been inhabited from 1872 to 1944 both local and family histories maintain that the dwelling was originally built to house slave laborers. Holding those histories the Rowell-Deware Dependency was the last existing slave dwelling in the city of Jefferson.

 










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