1837 Millard-Lee House
A Texas Medallion Structure.
Built as a family home and boarding house, the Millard-Lee house is a rare East Texas example of the “two-story double house” (one side a mirror image of the other) and is furnished with a widely eclectic collection of 19th century antiques. It also houses an excellent collection of historic documents from the area. A player piano is an entertainment highlight.
A large collection of Victorian wicker furniture and a child's bedroom are on display upstairs.
After its construction by Robert Millard, great-grandfather of Mrs. Thomas, the home was later purchased by the Lee family, whose daughter Emily lived in the house until her death in 1970. The structure was originally located just off the square on South Fredonia Street, where the parking lot for Regions Bank is now located. One of the earliest milled timber buildings constructed in Nacogdoches, rooms were large enough to accommodate boarders, when necessary, and provide good ventilation. This house also features a "double entry staircase" utilized by servants and family to attend to the upstairs sleeping quarters from the kitchen.