Our travels this weekend took us up HWY 36 from Brenham to Temple, Texas. Between Caldwell and Milano, in Milam County, there is an old house at the top of a hill on the east side of the highway.
The locals call this The Rock House, and I am told it was also known as the Beard House.
The Rock House has always fascinated me. It is built of rough-hewn rock, which was carted to the site in the 1890’s by G. W. Beard. On the other side of the hill, behind the house, there was an artesian spring that flowed with cold, clear water.
This house was used as a carriage relay station at one point. I don’t know how old the twin cedar trees are in front of the house, but it is easy to imagine a circle drive arcing off the main trail and up into the yard to the wide front porch.
I would like to research this grand old house further.
If you are aware of any history about The Rock House or Beard House in Milam County, Texas, please post a reply to this blog.