Details for Hawes Summer Home (Atlas Number 5507016835)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016835

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Marker Number 16835
Atlas Number 5507016835
Marker Title Hawes Summer Home
Index Entry Hawes Summer Home
Address 2512 Avenue P 1/2
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL Medallion & 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text KENTUCKY NATIVE EDWIN HAWES (1852-1932) WAS A PROMINENT ATTORNEY, LAND OWNER AND POLITICIAN, SERVING AS WHARTON COUNTY JUDGE AND MAYOR OF KERRVILLE. HE AND HIS WIFE, LIZZIE MILBURN (RUST) HAWES (1859-1927), MARRIED IN 1881 AND HAD SEVEN CHILDREN. THE HAWES FAMILY LIVED IN WHARTON AND KERRVILLE AND BECAME SUMMER RESIDENTS OF GALVESTON. IN 1907, JUDGE HAWES BOUGHT THIS LOT FROM ALBERT AND ETTA HALL AND SOON AFTER HAD A SUMMER HOME BUILT. THE TWO-STORY FRONT-GABLED COLONIAL REVIVAL-STYLE HOUSE FEATURES SHINGLED GABLES AND A FULL-WIDTH PORCH WITH TURNED COLUMNS. THE HOME STAYED IN THE HAWES FAMILY UNTIL 1991.