Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Jan. 20, 1829 - March 31, 1891)
Several clergymen quickly gave their support to the endeavor, and Galveston citizens donated funds. After one month, the orphanage moved to a 2-story building, owned by Mrs. John Hibbert, at the corner of 11th and Market Street. In 1879 Dealey turned control of the institution over to a board of directors headed by Judge Charles L. Cleveland. In January 1880, the home was chartered and moved to facilities on this site, where it continued to grow and gain support from the community. Renamed the Galveston Orphans' Home, it still follows admittance standards drawn up by its founder, George Dealey.
Dealey died in Dallas, where his family moved in 1889. Two of his sons, George Bannerman (1859-1946) and James Q. Dealey (1961-1937), later became well-known as publisher and editor of the "Dallas Morning News."
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 29° 17.849′ N, 94° 47.325′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 21st Street near Avenue M, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galveston Orphans Home (here, next to this marker); Galveston Children's Home (a few steps from this marker); Franklin-Wandless House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. ¼ mile away); William J. Killeen House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding George Dealey. This historical home and Orphanage has become a grand museum of Texas history. I urge anyone who's interested in Texas history or early weapons, saddles, spurs, explorers, people, documents, letters, Buffalo Soldiers, paintings and more to visit this wonderful museum.
Though it's described as "The...home to the world’s largest collection of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the Southwestern United States,"
Maybe it's because I went with low expectations, but it knocked my socks off!
See links for more description.
Also see . . .
1. Galveston Children's Home. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The Bryan Museum Website. (Submitted on August 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Article introducing The Bryan Museum. (Submitted on August 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. 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.