There had to have been a pretty good view of the developing oil business from the back windows of this home. It was built in 1843 on the eastern bank of Goose Creek in what’s now Baytown, and probably enjoyed those first quiet 60 years before anyone suspected there’d be any oil back there. A little after 1916, though, it must have smelled pretty nasty, backing up to the state’s first offshore oil field.
It went on the market as an estate sale in August: first at $89,000, then lower after a $10K price cut in November. Someone put a contract on it late last week.
Yes, the home has actual AC, gas, and a bathroom. It’s 1,384 sq. ft. on a bit less than 2 creekside acres. A Swamplot reader imagines it could qualify as the oldest still-occupied home in the entire Houston metro area. Any of our local readers living in something older?