Eidman Home

Historic home with few modern upgrades in San Felipe, the first settlement of Texas! The homestead dates back to 1878 and is architecturally a one-story, schoolhouse design with a large front porch providing views to the oldest school house in Texas, the Stephen F. Austin State Park and the soon-to-be opening San Felipe de Austin Historical Museum. The entryway features an antique chandelier and dual entry parlors with matching fireplaces. Three rooms on one side of the home fall behind one of the dual parlors. An 1940s addition adjacent to the original homestead caused the owners to add a large, wraparound wooden porch to provide ease of access between the original Eidman Home and the addition. The home is located in the first capital of the settlement of Texas, San Felipe, established in 1824 and originally colonized by Stephen F. Austin, himself. Austin was given permission to invite in 300 families to settle in, what was then, a Mexican colony. The 12.5 price per acre was enticing and an easy sell for Austin. He had little trouble soliciting families to move to an unsettled portion of the Mexican province of Texas, mostly along the Brazos River. The Eidman House stands as testimony to the pioneer spirit of Texas' early days!