Hawkins House

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Hawkins House

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Tom and Ethel Hawkins bought this house in 1939. Tom was a member of the vast Hawkins family who were among the first settlers of Sewanee. The cove below the Memorial Cross known as Hawkins Cove is where the family first settled. Tom was a son of Wallis and Marguerite “Maggie” Luchsinger Hawkins who were noted for their work at the University Supply Store. Tom himself worked there for 47 years and handled the stationary department. It included textbooks, shoes, caps, and gowns. Tom’s son Hub and his nephew Jack came aboard during World War II. After the death of Tom and later Ethel, George and Mary Louise Gilliam bought the house in 1967.

In 1973 the house was bought by William R. Irwin and his wife Helen Louise Prince Irwin. Louise’s mother was a Hawkins, Irene Hawkins Prince.

Date

1905

Type

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Alternative Title

Louise Irwin House

Bibliographic Citation

Chitty, A. B. (1978). Sewanee Sampler. Sewanee, Tennessee: The University Press.

J. Gipson, personal communication, July 11, 2017

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“Hawkins House,” Online Exhibitions and Digital History, accessed December 11, 2018, http://omeka.sewanee.edu/document/838.

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