Built prior to 1860, some areas may have been built as early as the 1830s.
The structure was the home of Lent Munson Hitchcock: Galveston's first Harbor Master; civic leader; city alderman and treasurer. The City of Hitchcock was named in his honor.
The house was moved to 1111 22nd Street in June 1964, allowing for the construction of the San Jacinto Elementary School. William Leopold purchased the Hitchcock House in 1996, moving it for the last time to 2209 Avenue K. Mr. Leopold restored the subject structure to its current appearance.