Details for Baldwin-Brundrett House (Atlas Number 5507016918)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016918

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Marker Number 16918
Atlas Number 5507016918
Marker Title Baldwin-Brundrett House
Index Entry Baldwin-Brundrett House
Address 1028 N. Live Oak
City Rockport
County Aransas
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Judges, Queen Anne
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1028 N. Live Oak
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text ARANSAS COUNTY JUDGE W.H. BALDWIN, WHO PROMOTED ROCKPORT AS A DEEP WATER PORT, LIVED IN THIS HOUSE IN THE 1890s. GEORGE A. BRUNDRETT, JR., WAS A CONFEDERATE VETERAN AND CATTLE RANCHER ON 15,000 ACRES ON MATAGORDA ISLAND; HIS FAMILY LIVED HERE FROM 1917-42. BRUNDRETT’S SECOND WIFE, FLAVILLA, OFTEN TURNED THE PARLOR INTO A MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL, AND IT IS SAID THAT 200 PEOPLE TOOK SHELTER HERE DURING THE 1919 HURRICANE. THIS ONE-STORY HOUSE RETAINS ITS BASIC DESIGN FROM THE 1880s AND EXEMPLIFIES THE QUEEN ANNE STYLE ADAPTED TO THE TEXAS COAST. THE HOUSE HAS A FRONT FACING GABLE, HIP ROOF, LACE-LIKE CORNER BRACKETS, AND ITS ORIGINAL WINDOWS AND DOORS. THE ONLY MODIFICATION HAS BEEN THE ENCLOSURE OF THE BACK PORCH. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2011