The house where future U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson lived while he was teaching in Houston is on the market. The Queen Anne/Colonial Revival style house at the corner of Hawthorne and Garrott streets was built in 1906; it is a contributing building in the Westmoreland Historic District and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1930, Eva Johnson Bright and her husband John Bright, LBJ’s aunt and uncle, owned the house and taught in Houston public schools. Their nephew had recently graduated from college and was looking for a job. With John Bright’s help, the aspiring politician was hired as a debate teacher at Sam Houston High School.
LBJ lived in the house with his aunt and uncle from 1930 to 1931, when he left Houston for Washington, D.C. and a job as an administrative assistant to Texas Congressman Richard Kleberg. The house is still owned by the family of Johnson’s Houston relatives.
Click here for additional information about the property. The home’s street address is 435 Hawthorne; the listing address is 3411 Garrott Street.
435 Hawthorne Street (1906), Westmoreland Historic District. Photo by Jim Parsons.