Inscription. John M. Mathis (1831-1922) had this home built for his family in 1868-1869. Instrumental in platting the town of Rockport, he served as its first mayor in 1870. In 1880 he deeded the house to his cousin, Thomas H. Mathis (1834-1899), a leading rancher, shipper, and banker. Exhibiting Italianate, Classical, and Greek Revival details, the raised cottage features center passage plan, arcaded basement, and entry portico with paired flutted columns.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
|1. Mathis House Marker|
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1989
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3256.)
Location. 28° 1.191′ N, 97° 3.296′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on South Church Street (Texas Route 70) south of East Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 S Church St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moore House (about 700 feet away, in a direct line); First Methodist Church of Rockport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baylor-Norvell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sorenson-Stair Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Rockport’s Grand Hotels (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Aransas Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rockport Pilot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shipyards in Rockport (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.