Nicholas Fagan came to Texas in 1829, obtained this land in an 1834 grant, fought for Texas in the War for Independence, and died about 1850. His son, Peter Henry Fagan (1834-1929), a Confederate soldier in New Mexico, Galveston and other sections in the Civil War, returned to his inheritance in 1865, married Laura Dubois, and in 1868 had carpenter M. O'Keefe erect this house of cypress, oak and Florida pine. Halfway from Refugio to Victoria or Indianola, it became a way-station for travelers. Here visiting priests held neighborhood masses. Fagan heirs still own the property.