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

Lasker Home for Children

 
 
Lasker Home for Children Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
1. Lasker Home for Children Marker
Inscription. This two-story galleried Greek revival residence was built about 1870 by Galveston attorney Marcus C. McLemore (d. 1898). The Society for the Help of Homeless Children bought the home in 1901 for use as a charitable center. It was enlarged in 1912 with funds contributed by Morris Lasker (1840-1916), a local businessman. Changes included an expanded basement and an addition to the northwest corner. The house was named in honor of Lasker in 1913.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980

 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7512.)
 
Location. 29° 18.086′ N, 94° 47.03′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 16th Street south of Broadway Avenue J (Texas Highway 87), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1019 16th St, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trube House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (about 700 feet away); The Bishop's Palace (about 800 feet away); William J. Killeen House
Lasker Home for Children Three Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
2. Lasker Home for Children Three Markers
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke-Jockusch Home (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
 
Regarding Lasker Home for Children. This building is on the National Register of Historical Places.

This building is now a bed and breakfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. What Was Once the Lasker Home for Children is Now the Lasker Inn, a Bed & Breakfast. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Lasker Home for Children in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Historic Galveston Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
3. Historic Galveston Home Marker
Lasker Home for Children image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
4. Lasker Home for Children
Survivor of 1900 Storm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
5. Survivor of 1900 Storm Marker
Concrete Stone Near Street With Original Owner's Name image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
6. Concrete Stone Near Street With Original Owner's Name
Originally the building was a home.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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