Details for Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House (Atlas Number 5245010534)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5245010534


Marker Number 10534
Atlas Number 5245010534
Marker Title Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House
Index Entry Hinchee, Caroline Gilbert, House
Address 1814 Park St. at Irma St.
City Beaumont
County Jefferson
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 394567
UTM Northing 3227078
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); women, women's history topics; artists
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text A descendant of a distinguished pioneer Connecticut family, Caroline "Carrie" Gilbert (1863-1913) was born in Beaumont. Educated at leading art institutions, she was an accomplished artist and art teacher. In 1900 she married Martin Luther Hinchee, an Illinois native who became a successful Beaumont businessman. Caroline became wealthy through her association with the Gilbert Oil company, an independent oil production firm founded by her family. In 1900 she purchased this property and six years later had this elaborate residence constructed. Designed by the prominent Beaumont architect Henry C. Mauer, it features Queen Anne styling with classical revival influences. Outstanding details include the tiled roof, wide wraparound veranda, stained glass and red stone foundation. the interior includes a glass conservatory and one of the city's early residential elevators. The Hinchee House reflects Caroline's status as a social leader of the community. Active in the First Methodist Church, she was a charter member of the Col. George Moffett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her home remains as a symbol of Beaumont at the turn of the century and as a reminder of her many contributions to the city. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982