Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Moreau Brown (1821-1895), builder of Ashton Villa, erected this home in 1885 as a wedding gift for his daughter Matilda (1865-1926) and her husband Thomas Sweeney (d. 1905). Attributed to architect Nicholas J. Clayton, the Victorian cottage features angular dormer windows and a mariner's wheel motif in the front porch balustrade. Judge Mart Royston, noted lawyer and civic leader, and his two sisters occupied the residence from 1911 until 1954.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11571.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 29° 17.88′ N, 94° 47.561′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue L and 24th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue L. Marker is on wall of house left of front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2402 Avenue L, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James N. Davis House (about 500 feet away, Ashton Villa, 1859 (about 800 feet away); Jack Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.F. Smith House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Oleander Planting in Galveston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Sweeney-Royston House. This home is on the National Register of Historical Places.
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