“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Hoopes-Smith House

Hoopes-Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Hoopes-Smith House Marker
Inscription.  Prominent local businessman and land developer James M. Hoopes (1839-1931) had this home built between 1890 and 1892. The home later served as a hotel and boardinghouse between 1894 and 1930. It was sold in 1934 to T. Noah Smith, Sr. (1881-1955), a prominent oilman and shipbuilder. Features of the late Victorian Queen Anne home include milled woodwork, roof cresting, a turret, and stained glass windows. It is regarded as a local landmark.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989

Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2557.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 28° 1.624′ N, 97° 2.973′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (Loop State Highway 70) and Chamber Drive, on the right when traveling south on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 N Broadway St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fulton-Bruhl House (within shouting distance of this
Hoopes-Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. Hoopes-Smith House
marker); First National Bank of Rockport (within shouting distance of this marker); Woman’s Club of Aransas County Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockport’s Seafood Industry (about 600 feet away); Rockport’s Harbor (about 700 feet away); Bracht House (about 700 feet away); Aransas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Also see . . .  Hoopes' House Bed & Breakfast. (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2012. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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