The white house at the corner of Hawthorne and Garrott in the Westmoreland Historic District where Lyndon Johnson lived for a couple of years in the early 1930s got a $50,000 price cut at the beginning of this month: It’s now for sale for $375,000. Johnson came to town to teach public speaking and business arithmetic at the old Sam Houston High School downtown; he shared a room in the house with his Uncle George. By the end of 1931, the future president had moved to Washington to become a secretary to newly elected congressman (and King Ranch heir) Richard Kleberg.
The home first went on the market — for the first time in more than 90 years — at the end of March. Inside: 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, window units, and some well-worn carpet. Plus a not-so-bright garage apartment facing Garrott: