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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Wilbur Cherry House

 
 
The Wilbur Cherry House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. The Wilbur Cherry House Marker
Inscription. New York native Wilbur Cherry (1819-1873), a veteran of the Texas Revolution, had this two-story home built about 1852. A pioneer Texas newspaperman, Cherry had earlier helped establish a local paper, now the Galveston Daily News. His residence, one of the oldest on the island, features a distinctive three-bay double gallery with square pillars. Cherry's widow Catherine (d. 1911) continued to reside here past the turn of the century.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 270.)
 
Location. 29° 18.35′ N, 94° 47.121′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Church Street (Avenue F), on the right when traveling south on 16th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1602 Church Street, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landes-McDonough House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Gustafson Home (about 500 feet away); A. Wilkins Miller Cottage (about 600 feet away); Fredrick William Beissner House
The Wilbur Cherry House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. The Wilbur Cherry House Marker
(about 700 feet away); The Cottage (about 800 feet away); Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Fox House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Wilbur Cherry in The Handbook of Texas. Texas Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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