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

Sonnentheil Home

 
 
Sonnentheil Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
1. Sonnentheil Home Marker
Inscription. Built in 1886-87 for German native Jacob Sonnentheil (d. 1908), this home probably was designed by prominent Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton. Sonnentheil served with the Confederacy during the Civil War and operated a wholesale dry goods store on The Strand in Galveston. The Sonnentheil house displays influences of Eastlake, Gothic, and Italianate architectural styling. Outstanding features include the finely-crafted double gallery.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11566.)
 
Location. 29° 18.148′ N, 94° 47.252′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Sealy Avenue and 19th Street, on the right when traveling west on Sealy Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1826 Sealy Ave, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maud Moller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarke-Jockusch Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Site of Galveston Seminary
Sonnentheil Home - Marker Is On Wall Near Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
2. Sonnentheil Home - Marker Is On Wall Near Front Entrance
(about 600 feet away); Fredrick William Beissner House (about 700 feet away); Trube House (about 700 feet away); [Galveston County] 1901-1965 (about 800 feet away); William J. Killeen House (about 800 feet away); Texas Revolution and Civil War (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sonnentheil Home -- Marker Can Be Seen on Wall of Porch Near Front Steps image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 8, 2012
3. Sonnentheil Home -- Marker Can Be Seen on Wall of Porch Near Front Steps
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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