The John Neely Bryan Cabin is a small cabin that was built in 1841 by John Neely Bryan who is credited with founding the City of Dallas. Whether Bryan actually lived in this cabin or another that he also built is a hot topic for Dallas Historians.
It's a nice little cabin that is a good example of 1800's architecture in the American West. Located in the Dallas County Historical Plaza, it's dwarfed by modern buildings. It's the seed that Dallas grew from.
This little log cabin is a replica of the first house in Dallas which was built and owned by one of the founders of Dallas, John Neely Bryan.
His cabin, built in 1841, was originally located less than a quarter of a mile from this new site and it was largely destroyed by a flood in the late 1800's. The cabin stands in Dallas County Historical Plaza (aka Founders Plaza) and is in rememberance to the early days of the city.
John Neely Bryan Cabin is located at Dallas County Historical Plaza in Downtown Dallas. This small restored log cabin is the home and trading post which was erected in 1841 by Dallas founder John Neely Bryan and was the city's first structure.
Sitting right behind the Old Red Museum is the preserved Cabin of John Neely Brian, the first settler in the Dallas area. The cabin was built some time shortly after 1841.