Heritage and History
Discover Texas heritage and history in San Marcos!
Charles S. Cock House, erected in 1867, is a modest, vernacular Greek Revival structure and the oldest remaining residential building in San Marcos. The historical home is composed of three rooms and a full size kitchen.
Downtown | Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States lived in San Marcos while earning a degree in history and a permanent teaching certificate from Texas State University.
The Centro's programs and educational curriculum include the areas of visual art, theater, dance, literature, music, multi-media and the culinary arts.
Take in our historic homes and architecture. San Marcos is fortunate to have preserved its past and many residential neighborhoods are designated as Historic Districts. The areas contain a variety of Victorian, Classical Revival, and Craftsman architecture built between 1880 and the 1940’s.