Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Building in which in 1891 Misses Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryan founded the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a society for historical preservation.
This Victorian structure was then library of "The Oaks," family home of the founders, who were descendants of William H. Jack, a soldier in 1836 Texas victory at San Jacinto and an official of the Republic. First president (1891-1908) of D. R. T. was widow of last Texas president, Anson Jones.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1962
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8240.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 29° 17.474′ N, 94° 47.807′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue O 1/2 and 29th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue O 1/2. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2902 Avenue O 1/2, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Hutchings House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hutchings House (about 500 feet away); Galveston Garten Verein (about 800 feet away); Galveston Artillery Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawes Summer Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ursuline Convent in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Public Education for Blacks in Galveston (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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Also see . . .
1. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. (Submitted on September 12, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From the Handbook of Texas. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Submitted on September 12, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.