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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Hays County Historical Marker, Alexander Gates Lillian Johnson Thomas House
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.84 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Apr-08 13:58
Date modified15-Apr-08 13:58
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Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Alexander Gates & Lillian Johnson Thomas House

Alexander Gates & Lillian Johnson Thomas House

San Marcos
Hays County, Texas
29 52.766' N 097 57.050' W

Text: 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.