Details for Hawkins House (Atlas Number 5139007111)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007111


Marker Number 7111
Atlas Number 5139007111
Marker Title Hawkins House
Index Entry Hawkins House
Address 210 S Hawkins St.,
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 701857
UTM Northing 3585430
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 210 S. Hawkins St., Waxahachie
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Benjamin Franklin Hawkins, a member of the Peters Colony who was instrumental in the organization of Ellis County, built a one-story house here in 1851. It was incorporated into a two-story house in the 1880s, and was remodeled into its current Colonial Revival appearance by Hawkins' son, Frank Lee, in 1903. Prominent features include its large fluted Corinthian columns, two-story balcony with balustrade, and decorative dentils.