Astin-Porter House

The Astin-Porter House is a Classical Revival style home on approximately 1.3 acres one block East of downtown Bryan, Texas.

Designed by Howard Messer and S. Wemyss-Smith for Onah Ward Astin. The house was built for her daughter, Daisy.

Built by Charlie Eric Jenkins. Construction began in 1901 and was completed in 1903.

Remodeled in 1954 by A. P. Wehmeyer and Son for Holland Porter.

Recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1980.

Entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.


We have gathered a few pieces of information and pictures of the house, the Astin family and the Porter family. As we find more we will add them to the History section.

We also have some information about the architect and the builder of AP. We hope to be able to locate blueprints, pictures of the construction of the house and interior pictures.

If you have or know who has information or pictures please let us know.

We need your help

Much of the history of the house itself is still a mystery to us. If you can help us unravel this mystery, please contact us using the Contact page. We have added the functionality to attach files to the contact form.

If you have interior pictures from any time between 1901 when construction began and today, please share them.

If you have any knowledge of the house, the families, the Astin family, the Porter family, or any other families, the businesses that occupied the house, please let us know so we can put together the missing pieces of the puzzle.