A piece of Grimes County history near Anderson is going to be taken down in the near future.
Chairperson of the Grimes County Historic Commission Mary Ann Waters gave an update at the most recent Commissioner’s Court meeting, saying shes asking he Texas Historical Commission (THC) to get the Steinhagen Log Cabin demolished.
“When the Historic Anderson Park was donated to us, this cabin was already beyond repair. So, before we can demolish it, because it is becoming a bit of a safety concern now…we have to get approval from THC, which is a 90 day application, and it takes 90 days for them to respond,” said Waters.
She says the THC can ask them to do repairs instead of tearing it down, as it does have a historic marker. The cabin was hand-built pre-1860, and has had a historic marker from the state since 1965.
That is not the only local house under the GCHC umbrella: the Becker House on Fanthorp in Anderson recently came into their realm of responsibility.
“I am waiting to get estimates on cost of repairs before we can use the house, because it needs numerous repairs on it…once we get a quote, then we can move forward as to how we want to handle the building,” she said.
In her update as well, Waters said the commission is looking for a permanent location to store their historic archives.