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

Powhatan House

 
 
Powhatan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 9, 2012
1. Powhatan House Marker
On the other side of an overgrown privet hedge
Inscription. Early Galveston hotel; built 1847 by John Seabrook Sydnor, Galveston mayor 1846-1847.

Greek revival architecture; Doric columns from Maine.

Has served as orphanage, military academy, residence, and set for a motion picture. Now Galveston Garden Center.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7546.)
 
Location. 29° 17.406′ N, 94° 48.208′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 35th Street and Avenue O, on the right when traveling north on 35th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3427 Avenue O, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel May Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. mile away); Galveston Artillery Club (approx. mile away); Hagemann-Cobb House
Powhatan House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 9, 2012
2. Powhatan House
In the foreground are Oleander flowering shrubs, for which Galveston is famous.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the side, not the front of the house. If they have not trimmed the hedge you may not be able to see it.
 
Also see . . .  On this Page of the National Register of Historical Places. The list is alphabetical (Submitted on June 10, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Powhatan House -- National Registry of Historic Places & Survivor of 1900 Galveston Storm image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 9, 2012
3. Powhatan House -- National Registry of Historic Places & Survivor of 1900 Galveston Storm
Powhatan House - North/Front image. Click for full size.
By Allen Stross, 1967
4. Powhatan House - North/Front
Image provided courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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