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Norton-Orgain House

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THIS IS A STOP ON THE SALADO NATIONAL LANDMARKS TOUR - PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS OR RESIDENTS AT THIS LANDMARK.

Built in 1872, by Edward R.A. Buckles, this I-plan vernacular house exhibits classical and Victorian detailing. Its two-story gallery features Doric columns on the ground level, which contrasts with the Victorian turned wood columns and balusters located above. Residing here only a short while, Buckles sold the house in 1873 to Col. Nimrod L. Norton and his wife Mary (Hall). Col. Norton, a Confederate veteran, was active in agriculture during his residence in Salado. A charter member of the local Grange, he was also a member of the Texas Capital building Commission, and donated granite for the capital exterior from a quary he owned in Burnet County.
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