September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike hit the Angelina County area and
caused tremendous damage.  The Henry Havard house was severely
damaged by the top of a large pine tree that fell through the roof of the
Texas State Designated Historical House.
Half the roof and supporting structure was damaged.  Much of the roofing
and wood was salvaged.  Nothing has been restored.
As you can see from these photos, some of the original old logs are in
need of replacement.

I think it's time for us HAVARD'S to get together and get our ancestors
home back in order.  

If you are interested in assisting in any way.....please e-mail the
MASTER by clicking on the web master link underlined above..
Henry Havard
1853 HistoricHome
Angelina's Oldest
but, it
Inside the house.....
The tree....
the result!
An old Texas Highways magazine showing the
when it was maintained by Miram Havard Tatum.
If you can identify these two men at the dedication of the
Henry Havard Home in 1966, please email the
Text below from the HAVARD book by Wood McMullen
The medallion is shown above.


   The historic Henry Harris Havard home near Zavalla has been named a Recorded Texas Historical
Landmark, significant to the history of this community and state and worth of preservation.  John Ben
Shepperd of Odessa, President of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, made the

   The Havard home is located on Farm to Market Road 1270, just South of Zavalla and is owned by
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tatum.

   Having completed the requirements for this high official designation the Texas Historical Building
Medallion with interpretive plate will be affixed to the structure.

   A certificate signed by Governor John Connally, John Ben Shepperd and County Chairman Dr. Gail
Medford will be presented at the dedication of this marker.  The date will be announced later, Dr.
Medford said.The aluminum markers with Swedish steel effect are not only durable but beautiful and
require practically no maintenance.  More than 2,500 historical markers and Medallions with plates
have been awarded throughout Texas and daily more histories  found which warrants such
recognition, Shepperd said.

   This marker and its location will appear in the next edition of the guide to Official Texas Historical
Markers, in tourists guides, and on maps, to stimulate tourist interest in the area, provide highpoints
on historical tours, and focus attention of the citizens of the county with their unique historical past, Dr.
Medford said.   
The gentleman on the left at the dedication of the Henry Havard home is yet
unidentified.  The gentleman on the right is Herman Brown, manager of the
local Chamber of Commerce.