Details for May-Hickey House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5123003266


Marker Number 3266
Atlas Number 5123003266
Marker Title May-Hickey House
Index Entry May-Hickey House
City Yoakum
County DeWitt
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2 miles southeast of SH 111/Irvine Street intersection, Yoakum
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text One of the most important early vernacular dwellings remaining in southeast Texas, this structure was built in the 1840s for the family of John Joseph May. The James Hickey family lived in the house as early as 1861 and later acquired the land and house. This finely built one-and-one-half-story home, made of hewn logs with chinking and covered with milled siding, features the distinctive open dogtrot and stone chimneys popular in early Texas. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988