The Dale-Rugeley-Sisk House has a historic designation located in the heart of Matagorda on a corner lot. The Rugleley home was a large, comfortable, old house had been built in the 1830's by Ira Ingram, who was the first secretary of Matagorda and the first speaker of the House of Representatives. This historic home has been occupied by families who helped make the history of Matagorda County. Although the original house has been added on to and probably changed over the years due to Hurricanes and water damage it has quite a history connected to the home. Matagorda town was established in 1829 at the mouth of the Colorado River and by 1834 was the third largest town in Texas. The home is in need of new owners that love history and restoration of historic homes so they can also continue the legacy.