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Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House

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1814 Park St. at Irma St., Beaumont, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 10' 4.57187000016", -94° 5' 3.11294000004"
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     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

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Caroline Gilbert Hinchee House Historical Marker Location Map, Beaumont, Texas