Campbell-Hoermann Log Cabin (1850)
211 E. Live Oak St.
Conservator: Mark Keddal 401-0586
Post-Civil War Texas was a land of opportunity due to a vast amount of farming and grazing land, coupled with the newly built railroads. Many immigrants came here to start a new and hopefully prosperous life. John Campbell, an immigrant from Ireland, built a one-room cabin that he later enlarged for his twenty-three family members when they came to Texas around 1850. Descendants of the Campbell family lived in the cabin until 1952. In the late 1970s, the Hoermann family donated it to the Conservation Society. In 1979 it was moved to its present location at 211 E. Live Oak Street. It houses numerous interesting artifacts, including a 145 year-old quilt and a 1908 icebox.
Kay Martin, SCS member, says her favorite thing about the cabin is the feeling she gets when she steps on the front porch. "It feels like you just stepped back in time; like you are at a home, not a museum." She also says that people should remember that the porch at the Log Cabin is a great place to take photos. "The trees and porch are quaint and rustic, and best of all, it's free!" she says.
For a guided tour of the Campbell-Hoermann Log Cabin, call Dr. Tom Raetzch at 379-0074. The Log Cabin will be open for Seguin’s Birthday Party on August 11th, so come see this and all the historic buildings the Conservation Society is privileged to maintain.