Details for Alexander Gates & Lillian Johnson Thomas House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209011985


Marker Number 11985
Atlas Number 5209011985
Marker Title Alexander Gates & Lillian Johnson Thomas House
Index Entry Thomas, Alexander Gates, & Lillian Johnson Thomas House
Address 809 Belvin St.
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Tudor Revival (Architectural style); women
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Alexander Gates Thomas (1877-1944), an English professor and authority on Texas folklore, and Lillian Johnson (1885-1966), an art professor, met as educators at Southwest Texas Normal School. Married late in life, the two were inspired on their honeymoon in the Cotswold region of England to pattern their home after the cottages there. They built this house themselves of native stone quarried near San Marcos. Of special interest are its 14-inch thick rock walls and its Tudor revival features, including the swept gable roof and arched lancet openings. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997

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