LBJ's Houston Home Up For Sale

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011  |  Updated 11:54 AM CDT
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LBJ's Houston Home Up For Sale

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Cronkite interviewed former President Lyndon B. Johnson on the CBS News Special "LBJ Stand on Civil Rights"in 1973.

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A two-story clapboard house where Lyndon Johnson was a boarder while teaching at a Houston high school in 1930 is on the market.

The Houston Chronicle reports the 107-year-old Bright House in Houston's eclectic Montrose neighborhood west of downtown is listed at $425,000.

Lauren Askew says it's the first time the house has been on the market in more than 90 years. She's the daughter of Margaret Dorothea Askew, longtime owner of the house and first cousin to the future 36th president of the United States, who stayed there while teaching public speaking at Sam Houston High School in 1930.

Lauren Askew said the family reluctantly decided to sell the house after her mother's death because no family member intended to occupy it.

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