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W. T. Dawe House

William Thomas Dawe was born in Yorkshire, England, June 6, 1874, and came to Texas with his family in 1879. He attended school in Gonzales, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and then graduated with honors from the University of Galveston Medical School in 1906. Originally he set up practice in Wrightsboro but quickly moved to Gonzales where he lived the rest of his life. On January 6, 1906, he married Ada Scheske and they had three daughters. Ada, born March 28, 1881, was the daughter of Amiel Edward and Jesse Smead Scheske. The Queen Anne style house was actually built by F.B. Baker in 1907 but he reportedly never lived in it. It was purchased by Dawe in 1908 and remained in the Dawe family until 1996 when it was purchased and fully restored. It is a wonderful three bedroom cottage and features twelve foot high ceilings, longleaf pine woodwork, fretwork above the entry hall door and beautifully restored wood floors.
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