This Gulf Coast residence was originally built in 1843 but was expanded in the first half of the 20th The home was a refuge for travelers as it served as a hostel and refuge from gulf storms. One of its primary residents “Grandma Ida” opened the house for community events and local dances. In 2005, Hurricane Rita damaged the structure, ripping off the front porch and carrying away the cypress double front doors. Following the storm, the roof was replaced, and foundation repaired.
The Doxey House was lost during Hurricane Laura in 2020.