Details for John Matthew Cape House (Atlas Number 5209010249)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010249


Marker Number 10249
Atlas Number 5209010249
Marker Title John Matthew Cape House
Index Entry Cape, John Matthew
Address 316 W. Hopkins
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601893
UTM Northing 3306303
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Business topics, general; local law enforcement officer
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text This late Victorian style home was built in 1902 for the family of John Matthew Cape (1861-1933). Cape owned several cotton gins along the San Marcos River and was instrumental in the organization of San Marcos Utilities and the State Bank & trust Co. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Bales (1870-1941). Had 7 children. Outstanding features of the Cape House include its decorative woodwork and the wraparound porch on each story. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1985