Our goal is to preserve and restore the Seaquist House, a unique 19th century Hill Country landmark, and to reopen it for public tours, events and other activities. We plan to renew the most architecturally significant structure in Mason County for a better tomorrow and to enhance the historic tourism of the community.
In 1887, Rev. Thomas A. Broad began constructing a handsome, two-story sandstone house north of Mason’s courthouse square on Comanche Creek. The house was later purchased in 1891 by Edward M. Reynolds, a banker from New York, who hired the German architect Richard Grosse to remodel and enlarge the house. In 1919, the property was sold to Swedish immigrant Oscar Seaquist, after which the family made several improvements to the house. Oscar Seaquist died in 1933, leaving his widow, Ada, to care for the mansion until her death in 1972.
The Seaquists’ son and daughter-in-law, Garner and Clara Seaquist, began the first major refurbishment of the house in 1972. Work was completed in the summer of 1973 and for the first time the mansion was opened to the public for tours. It received a Texas state historical marker in 1974 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seaquist House Foundation purchased the house in January of 2015 and continues to restore the property.
The Seaquist House provides tours every first Saturday of the month
Adults are $15
Youth 9-12 years are $5
Children 8 years and under are free
Private tours are available – $20/adult with a minimum of $100.
For more information or to schedule, contact:
Jan Appleby, Tour Director
Thank you to everyone who contributed to adding heating and air conditioning to The Seaquist House. We are so appreciative to everyone who helped support this important enhancement to the house.
This event scheduled for Friday, May 1 has been postponed as we join others to keep our community safe from illness. Please take a look at our accomplishments and projects set for this year. Donations are genuinely appreciated. Be safe and thank you!
Visit us from 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturday! Watch the parade and then walk over to see this amazing mansion at 405 Broad Street. This house is a true treasure that you will not want to miss.