Details for Robert Hixon Belvin Home (Atlas Number 5209010236)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010236


Marker Number 10236
Atlas Number 5209010236
Marker Title Robert Hixon Belvin Home
Index Entry Belvin, Robert Hixon
Address 730 Belvin St.
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601460
UTM Northing 3305967
Subject Codes educational topics; educational buildings; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A portion of this structure was built about 1859 as one of the first schools in San Marcos. the Rev. Robert H. Belvin, president (1870-75) of Coronal Institute, a Methodist school, converted it into a home for his family in 1875. the Rev. J. W. Vest, 1890-1901 owner, enlarged the house. Bought in 1903 by Prof. J. s. brown, of the first faculty of Southwest Texas State University. The house was restored in 1974 by Larry and Diana Murphree. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974