“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Best-Lucas House

Best-Lucas House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
1. Best-Lucas House Marker
Inscription.  Catherine Best purchased this site in February 1866. In July of that year, sister-in-law Anne Best, wife of Louis Best, bought the improved lot from Catherine and her husband, William, a carpenter by trade. More improvements had been made by 1871, when the property was sold to Catherine and Thomas Lucas, a noted brickmason in Galveston. Alfred and Elizabeth Pierson bought the house in 1882, and it changed hands several times over the next decades, often serving as rental housing. Slated for demolition in the 1980s, it was purchased and rehabilitated. Today it exhibits its original Greek Revival influences, a three-bay front porch, gabled windows and many of its interior features.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005

Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13815.)
Location. 29° 18.27′ N, 94° 46.769′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Sealy Avenue east of 12th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Best-Lucas House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
2. Best-Lucas House
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1122 Sealy Avenue, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boddeker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menard-Ganter House (about 600 feet away); William and Adele Skinner House (about 700 feet away); Frederich-Erhard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Fox House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bishop's Palace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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