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Alexander Gates & Lillian Johnson Thomas House

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809 Belvin St., San Marcos, TX, USA
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     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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