Details for Sweeney-Royston House (Atlas Number 5167011571)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167011571


Marker Number 11571
Atlas Number 5167011571
Marker Title Sweeney-Royston House
Index Entry Sweeney-Royston House
Address 2402 Avenue L
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325919
UTM Northing 3242395
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text James Moreau Brown (1821-1895), builder of Ashton Villa, erected this home in 1885 as a wedding gift for his daughter Matilda (1865-1926) and her husband Thomas Sweeney (d. 1905). Attributed to architect Nicholas J. Clayton, the Victorian cottage features angular dormer windows and a mariner's wheel motif in the front porch balustrade. Judge Mart Royston, noted lawyer and civic leader, and his two sisters occupied the residence from 1911 until 1954. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978