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

Sweeney-Royston House

 
 
Sweeney-Royston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
1. Sweeney-Royston House Marker
Inscription. 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.)
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on wall of house left of front door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2402 Avenue L, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashton Villa, 1859 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Open Gates (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Jack Johnson
Sweeney-Royston House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
2. Sweeney-Royston House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's 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); Site of Ursuline Convent and Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rosenberg Library (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.
 
Also see . . .  Story of the first occupants of the home. (Submitted on August 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sweeney-Royston House Novelty image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
3. Sweeney-Royston House Novelty
Sweeney-Royston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
4. Sweeney-Royston House Marker
Indicates home survived the 1900 hurricane that devastated the island and killed the most people of any natural disaster in U.S. history.
Sweeney-Royston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
5. Sweeney-Royston House Marker
Plaque indicates this home is on Galveston's historic home tour.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on August 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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