Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

1877
Rockport, Texas
National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, State Archeological Landmark- Subject Marker
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The Fulton Mansion was constructed in 1874–77 by George Ware Fulton. The residence was considered one of the extraordinary buildings of the Texas Coastal Bend with its unique, laminated wood structure, shellcrete foundations, sophisticated ventilation, gas lighting, water collection and heating systems, and imported, modern accoutrements. This special property is now a State Historical Site administered by the Texas Historical Commission.
We have just completed a conservation assessment of the Mansion and preparation of construction documents for its stabilization. Construction will begin shortly.

Key Issues

• Increase protection of the building and its contents from damage caused by hurricane winds and storm surges
• Control basement moisture with injected waterproofing and reduce high interior humidity via interior weatherization, dehumidification and mechanical upgrades
• Conserve/replace historic shellcrete vaulted floor systems and supporting steel beams
• Eradicate/manage rot fungi; conserve and repair exterior wood, and coordinate significant structural repairs to rotting and termite-damaged wood structure
• Restore windows, slate and metal roof, and gutters; reconstruct original tower finial

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