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Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Baylor-Norvell House

 
 
Baylor-Norvell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Baylor-Norvell House Marker
Inscription. Located on the waterfront in a community that has survived many hurricanes, this house was built about 1868 by Dr. John W. Baylor. In addition to his medical practice Dr. Baylor owned a local meat packing business, ranched, and worked to bring a railroad to the county. School-teachers Elisha (1857-1933) and Irene (1865-1944) Norvell moved to Rockport from Goliad in 1888 and rented the house before buying it in 1890. Elisha also worked as an agent for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad and was a realtor. Irene, a musician, sold the house in 1935.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 343.)
 
Location. 28° 1.127′ N, 97° 3.09′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on South Water Street south of East Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 S Water St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shipyards in Rockport (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sorenson-Stair Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport’s Grand Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Aransas Hotel
Baylor-Norvell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. Baylor-Norvell House Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mathis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Beach Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport’s Wharves and Pavilions (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church of Rockport (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Baylor-Norvell House image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
3. Baylor-Norvell House
 
 
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