Details for Mathis House (Atlas Number 5007003256)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5007003256


Marker Number 3256
Atlas Number 5007003256
Marker Title Mathis House
Index Entry Mathis House
Address 621 S. Church Street
City Rockport
County Aransas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 691279
UTM Northing 3100975
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); municipal official; houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style); Italianate
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 621 S. Church Street, Rockport.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text John M. Mathis (1831-1922) had this home built for his family in 1868-69. 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 a center passage plan, arcaded basement, and entry portico with paired fluted columns. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989