The replica of the first house built in Friendswood (1895), the home of Frank J. Brown now has a permanent marker donated by the City of Friendswood commemorating the community’s 125th Anniversary.
Members of the Public Works staff have mounted the City’s seal in the walkway leading to the home. “It is the size and shape of our standard manhole covers, but since it is not connected to one of our active systems, it’s only a general decorative medallion,” said Rene Ibarra, Director of Public Works, City of Friendswood.
Councilmember Steve Rockey, who also serves on the Friendswood Historical Society Board, was the connection point between the City and Historical Society for this project. “Over the years, different things have been in that section of the walkway leading to the Brown house. I think this medallion will serve as a permanent marker that memorializes our 125th Anniversary in this unique year of 2020,” said Rockey. “On behalf of the Friendswood Historical Society, I want to express my thanks to the City of Friendswood for providing this addition.”
The Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum and Barn is at 108 Skyview Terrace.