Brenham: American Legion Hall at Fireman’s Park

The Buddy Wright Post of the American Legion was named for Private Buddy Wright, the first casualty of World War I from Washington County.

The Brenham post was established in 1919, just one year after the war. In a true community effort, the Legion members personally raised funds for this building, which was constructed in 1937. 

The post is located on Fireman’s Park. The Legion members asked the city of Brenham permission to build on City property in Fireman’s Park. The Legion built the building, then “gave” it to the city. The city then gave to the Legion a 99-year lease to use the building. 

American Legion Hall at Fireman's Park