Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Hendley Building
Built 1855-1859. First commercial building in Galveston. Housed the first headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Engineer Office, established February 25, 1880. From these offices, the first District Engineer, Maj. Samuel M. Mansfield, directed the earliest river and harbor improvements along the Texas Gulf Coast. Offices in the Hendley Building were occupied by the Army Engineers until 1888.
16 June 1975
Erected 1975 by Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1880.
Location. 29° 18.479′ N, 94° 47.498′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Strand Street west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, on a granite column, at the west end of the Hendley building. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hendley Row (a few steps from this marker); Hendley's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Kuhn's Wharf (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mallory-Produce Building (about 400 feet away); American National Insurance Company (about 500 feet away); The First National Bank of Galveston (about 500 feet away); C. F. Marschner Building (about 500 feet away); Old Galveston Market House and City Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding The Hendley Building. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1981)
Also see . . . Hendley Building Photograph, 1979. This link presents a photograph of this marker and the west end of the Hendley building in 1979, before building restoration. (Submitted on June 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.