Details for John Gawlik House (Atlas Number 5507017888)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017888

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Marker Number 17888
Atlas Number 5507017888
Marker Title John Gawlik House
Index Entry Gawlik, John, House
Address 141 CR 381
City Panna Maria
County Karnes
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 607148
UTM Northing 3203830
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location CR 381 (North Street), east of CR 242 (Rossadowski)
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text Built in 1858 by a Polish immigrant from upper Silesia, the John Gawlik House is the oldest stone home in Panna Maria. Characteristics of rural upper Silesian homes and this house are steeply pitched gable roofs with large overhangs covering the porch, two small windows for ventilation, and interior meat smoking rooms connected to fireplaces. Gawlik, a stone mason, also assisted in building Panna Maria’s immaculate conception church and other local homes. John and his wife, Johanna, lived in the home until Johanna’s death in 1899. Thereafter, the Theo and Eva Pollok family and then subsequent generations of the Emma and Joe J. Janysek family have owned the property. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2014