Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hutchings House

 
 
Hutchings House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 9, 2012
1. Hutchings House Marker
The diamond shaped plaque below the marker shows the house survived the Galveston 1900 storm, which had the most deaths of any natural disaster in U.S. history.
Inscription. Erected in 1856 for businessman John Henry Hutchings and his new wife Minnie (Knox), this structure was designed to resemble an Italian villa. It was damaged in an 1885 storm, and noted architect Nicholas Clayton did the extensive repair and renovation work. By his design the house became a blend of the Romanesque and Renaissance revival styles. He replaced the south gallery with a single-story porch and the west porch with a two-story gabled portico. With the addition of a third floor and stucco applied to the house's brick walls, the building took on its historic appearance.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7495.)
 
Location. 29° 17.555′ N, 94° 47.784′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue O and 29th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2816 Avenue O, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hutchings House (within shouting distance of this marker); Galveston Garten Verein
Hutchings House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Hutchings House
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Cradle" (about 500 feet away); Galveston Artillery Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ursuline Convent in the Civil War (approx. mile away); Site of Ursuline Convent and Academy (approx. mile away); Jack Johnson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hutchings House Carriage and Guest House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Hutchings House Carriage and Guest House
Hutchings House Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
4. Hutchings House Gazebo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement