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

Boddeker House

 
 
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By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
1. Boddeker House Marker
Inscription.  The son of German immigrants, Joseph Boddeker came to Galveston with his parents about 1850. After service in the Civil War, he worked as a riverboat pilot and purchased this lot for his family home in the 1870s. When the original Boddeker House was destroyed in the 1900 storm, Capt. Boddeker purchased and relocated this 1893 house from 12th and Sealy. His son James (1875-1940), who lived here with his wife, Elizabeth, was a successful businessman and civic leader, serving as county commissioner from 1912 until 1940. Upon his death, Elizabeth completed his term as commissioner, becoming the first woman in Galveston County to hold that post.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001

 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12810.)
 
Location. 29° 18.223′ N, 94° 46.737′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Broadway (State Highway 87) west of 11th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1114 Broadway, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
2. Boddeker House
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Best-Lucas House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William and Adele Skinner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wegner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Menard-Ganter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powhatan and Mattie Wren House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederich-Erhard House (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 24, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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