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

Magale Building

 
 
Magale Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
1. Magale Building Marker
Inscription.  

A fire on The Strand in 1869 destroyed an earlier structure at this site. John F. Magale (d. 1880) built this edifice in 1870 to house his wholesale liquor business. Cast iron was used for the first floor facade and window hood molding for the Victorian building. Similar detailing decorates the adjoining structure, erected the following year. From 1889 until the late 1960s, this building was occupied by J. F. Smith and brother, a well-known paint and hardware store.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7522.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 29° 18.415′ N, 94° 47.696′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Strand Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2313-15 Strand, 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. Merchants Mutual Insurance Company Building (a few steps from this marker); Greenleve, Block & Co. Building (a few steps from
Magale Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, May 31, 2021
2. Magale Building
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this marker); 1871 Thomas Jefferson League Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jefferson League Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas J. Clayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Magale Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
3. Magale Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on September 24, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022