This Historical Marker is located at the corner of Pauline and Thompson Streets, close to the railroad tracks. This is a beautiful home. I was able to speak to someone at the home and was so excited when I was invited in and given more information about its history. I was given a story written by Pat Rolfe who owned the home at one time. I have included a link to the story. It is quite interesting. The trees in the front of this home are large and provide lots of shade. It is written that the trees were planted by Bay Evans so his friends would have shade when they came to his funeral. The home was once a tearoom and also an Italian restaurant. It currently houses Hopkins’ law practice on the first floor and his residence on the second floor.
The Historical Marker Reads:
W. A. “Bay” Evans Home
Architect Blum E. Hester, who designed the Creighton Theatre, drew the plans for this house in 1933. Build for William Arthur “Bay” Evans (1900-1954) and his wife Garnet, the residence features elements of the Renaissance Revival style. A leader in Conroe during the city’s oil boom period, Evans operated the Humble Oil CO. Bulk Station and was a director of the First National Bank. He also served as a city councilman and Chamber of Commerce president.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1984
Evans Home – Story (please read)