Muir House, Marker # 52
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biker Ozzy
N 40° 23.913 W 095° 39.408
15T E 274527 N 4475383
Quick Description: Historical House.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 9:45:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM699G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 9

Long Description:
Marker reads as follows.


This is the former home of Robert Valentine Muir, an early resident of Brownville. Born in Scotland in 1827, Muir came to America in 1835 and moved to Nebraska in 1856 as Treasurer for the Nebraska Settlement Company. He operated a sawmill, flour business, and ferry. He was also involved in real estate and was a publisher of the Nebraska Advertiser.

Muir led a active public life. For years he was a key figure in the Prohibition Party of Nebraska and ran for Governor as its candidate. He died in 1917.

One of Nebraska's most elegant early homes, the house was erected by Muir during 1868-1870. It was built of native Nebraska brick, in the Italianate style. The paneling of butternut, bird's-eye maple, and black walnut consists of native woods cut in Muir's own sawmill, located across the river in Missouri. This important example of our early architecture has been restored by Mrs. Harold D. LeMar.

Mrs. Harold D. LeMar
Historical Land Mark Council

Corner of Atlantic and N 2nd Streets, Brownville
Nemaha County
Marker 52
Marker Name: Muir House

Other: yes

City: Not Listed

Roadside: Not Listed

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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