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

The Heidenheimer Bros. Marine Building

 
 
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1. The Heidenheimer Bros. Marine Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1876 by German immigrant Samson Heidenheimer (d. 1891), this building has housed a number of wholesale and retail businesses. According to local tradition, Heidenheimer began business in Galveston prior to the Civil War as a street vendor, and during the war built up a lucrative business by dealing in cotton and blockade running. With his brothers, he opened a wholesale grocery business which operated under various names at this location until 1904. Suderman & Dolson Stevedores, a division of the Morgan Steamship Line, moved here in 1904, and during their occupancy the building was known as the Marine Building. The structure was sold to a New Orleans businessman, who lost it to a Houston bank in 1933. A member of the Heidenheimer family bought the property in 1941, and it changed hands several times in the succeeding years. An important commercial and historic landmark, the building underwent restoration in 1984-85. The two-story structure is of Victorian-era styling, with Italianate hood molds on the second level and ogee arches on the first story. Features include corbelled detail and exaggerated style elements incorporated into the
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By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
2. The Heidenheimer Bros. Marine Building
stuccoed masonry.
 
Erected 1986. (Marker Number 7486.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 18.41′ N, 94° 47.503′ W. Marker was in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Moody Avenue and Mechanic Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. American National Insurance Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samson Heidenheimer Building (about 400 feet away); The Stewart Building (about 400 feet away); Trueheart-Adriance Building (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); The Hendley Building (about 400 feet away); Hendley Row (about 400 feet away); Mallory-Produce Building (about 400 feet away); Hendley's Row (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
More about this marker. I have visited this location twice and found no marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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