Details for Hutchings House (Atlas Number 5167007495)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007495


Marker Number 7495
Atlas Number 5167007495
Marker Title Hutchings House
Index Entry Hutchings House
Address 2816 Avenue O
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325497
UTM Northing 3241746
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Marker on south side of the house, facing Avenue O. Another marker for the same property is nearer the street.
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plate
Marker Text Erected in 1856 for businessman John Henry Hutchings and his new wife Minnie (Knox), this structure was designed to resemble an Italian villa. It was damaged in an 1885 storm, and noted architect Nicholas Clayton did the extensive repair and renovation work. By his design the house became a blend of the Romanesque and Renaissance Revival styles. He replaced the south gallery with a single-story porch and the west porch with a two-story gabled portico. With the addition of a third floor and stucco applied to the house's brick walls, the building took on its historic appearance. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962