Original Hawkins Family Home
Hawkinsville, Matagorda County, Texas
Built of cypress in the 1840s with hand-hewn foundation timbers, wooden pegs and square nails.

Pictures taken in 2009.
 


Unfortunately vandals have removed most of the inside wall boards and well as all of the bricks from the chimney and fireplace through the years. Though unfortunate, the construction techniques are more apparent without the inside walls intact.
 


Brick foundations underneath the house
 

Floor boards underneath the house
 

Downstairs wall

 

Downstairs wall

 

Front entrance from
inside
 

Downstairs wall
with inside wall
boards missing
 

Front parlor with extra
posts for support
 

Stairs

 

Side of stairs showing
construction
 

Upstairs room


 

Upstairs room with
supporting walls
without interior boards
 

Upstairs room


 

Upstairs room


 

Rafters and roof
from inside
 

Upstairs room

 

Upstairs room
looking out
over cemetery

Upstairs
construction
 

Upstairs porch
entrance from inside

 

Looking down into
the parlor from
upstairs
 

Rafters and roof
from inside

 

Inside wall boards
still intact

 


Exterior Pictures of the Plantation House

Hawkins Family

Hawkins Family Cemetery

Rugeley-Hawkins Family Cemetery
 

 

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This page was created
Dec. 2, 2004
This page was updated
Mar. 24, 2008
   

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