Jefferson Candlelight

The George T. Todd House

505 North Polk Street, Jefferson, TX

George Thomas Todd’s family home was built on Polk Street in 1893. Materials used were native cypress and pine. The house is Queen Anne Victorian with a corner tower and a mansard roof. The kitchen was separated from the main house by an open stairwell. The house was originally fitted for gas lighting; electricity was added when it became available in Jefferson. It became a Recorded Texas Landmark in 1974. George T. Todd died at the Polk Street house in 1913. His story which ended in Jefferson began 74 years before when he was born in Caroline County Virginia in 1839. George’s seven children called the Polk Street house their home. He lived to see ten of his eighteen grandchildren born.  Evelyn’s daughter, Julianne, the great granddaughter of George T. and Marion Todd lives in the Polk Street house now with her family. Click here to purchase Candlelight Tour of Homes® tickets…