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Baines House

About The Baines House

Baines House History

Quick Facts...

The Baines House...

was once the home of Reverend George Washington Baines, the great grandfather of the former President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Circa 1860

The original Greek Revival, Texas dogtrot style home with salt box roof dates from the 1860's.

Historical

Texas Historical Landmark in 1981 and entered in the National Register of Historical Places in 1983.

Testimonials

Well placed antique items and furniture gave a historical feel of Texas in the 1860's.

Leslie B. from Katy, TX Trip Advisor

The Russells were so accomadating and interesting, sharing the history of the property.

Blondie B. from Waco, TX Trip Advisor

Rod and Sheryl are wonderful hosts, and the eclectic, quirky, artistic and historic displays are fascinating.

Dianne H. from San Antonio, TX Trip Advisor

The Baines House...

merges Texas history with special comforts, little luxuries, and great breakfasts.

The Baines House was once the home of Reverend George Washington Baines, the great grandfather of the former President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Reverend Baines was a key figure in early Texas - the founder of numerous Baptist churches and Baptist newspapers. He is credited with baptizing Sam Houston. He was the third president of Baylor University before moving to Salado.

The original Greek Revival, Texas dogtrot style home with salt box roof dates from the 1860's. Other historically and architecturally appropriate structures were relocated from Salado sites and Central Texas locations. Other structures were built using traditional carpentry, old materials, and significant architectural details. These include a pergola formed from chapel doors used at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, and old paving bricks from the streets near Baylor University in Waco.

The Baines House was Recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1981 and Entered in the National Register of Historical Places in 1983.

National Register Plaque

National Register or Historic Places

Built in the 1860s, this house was the residence of the Rev. George Washington Baines (1809-83) from 1870 to 1883. A pioneer Baptist preacher, missionary, editor, and educator the Rev. Baines was the great-grandfather of United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The one-and-one-half-story frame house features characteristics of the Greek revival style, including the distinctive front porch with square columns, transoms, and delicate ornamentation..

Baines House

Baines House

The George Washington Baines house as it appears today. Located at 316 Royal St. Salado, Texas 76571. Today, it is part of the Baines House Inn owned by Virginia Robertson.

Historical

First Bridge of Salado Creek (Baines House, top left)

This photo, courtesy of the Salado Historical Society, shows the walking bridge over Salado Creek. In the background is Salado College. In the distance, top left, is the Baines House.