“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)

Mathis House

Mathis House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Mathis House Marker
Inscription. John M. Mathis (1831-1922) had this home built for his family in 1868-1869. Instrumental in platting the town of Rockport, he served as its first mayor in 1870. In 1880 he deeded the house to his cousin, Thomas H. Mathis (1834-1899), a leading rancher, shipper, and banker. Exhibiting Italianate, Classical, and Greek Revival details, the raised cottage features center passage plan, arcaded basement, and entry portico with paired fluted columns.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1989

Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3256.)
Location. 28° 1.191′ N, 97° 3.296′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is on South Church Street (State Highway 70) south of East Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 S Church St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moore House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church of Rockport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baylor-Norvell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sorenson-Stair Building
Mathis House image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, 3
2. Mathis House
(approx. ¼ mile away); Rockport’s Grand Hotels (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Aransas Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rockport Pilot (approx. ¼ mile away); Shipyards in Rockport (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2012. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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