Details for Cummings-Smith House (Atlas Number 5039009550)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009550


Marker Number 9550
Atlas Number 5039009550
Marker Title Cummings-Smith House
Index Entry Cummings-Smith House
Address 503 W. Lang St.
City Alvin
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 281900
UTM Northing 3256902
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text After the Galveston hurricane of 1900 destroyed his home, banker-investor Oscar Smith Cummings (1866-1941) hired contractors Booth and Bigler to salvage the materials and build this Victorian residence in 1900-01. Oscar Smith, owner of a local meat market, bought the dwelling when Cummings moved to Houston in 1904. Threatened with demolition in 1972, the house was purchased and restored by Mr. and Mrs. Hubert G. Howerton. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977