“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)

Jacobs Home

Jacobs Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
1. Jacobs Home Marker
Inscription.  In 1884, Mrs. Barbara Lenz (Lentz) Jacobs (1831-1908), the widow of Christopher Jacobs, purchased a small cottage on this lot from Ferdinand and Caroline Möller (Miller). In 1885, Mrs. Jacobs, a prominent midwife, built a new, two-story house designed by well-known Texas architect, Nicholas J. Clayton, for her family of six children. The home is a three-bay, double-gallery, side-hall plan with unusually pierced eaves, designed with particular attention to the Galveston climate. This Victorian-style town home was occupied for 84 years by three generations of the Jacobs family.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7532.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 29° 18.382′ N, 94° 46.953′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Church Street east of Christopher Columbus Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1323 Church St, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederich-Erhard House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menard-Ganter House (about 600 feet away); George Fox House (about 600 feet away); Victor Gustafson Home (about 600 feet away); Davidson-Penland House (about 600 feet away); George Washington Chapter - DAR (about 700 feet away); Lockhart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James S. Waters House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. This marker has a somewhat interesting history. Originally it was titled "Miller-Jacobs Home." It went missing early this century. Recently it was replaced by this marker, titled Jacob's Home. Both the text and title are different but it is the same house and the marker erection date of 1977 was retained. The official State records showed the original title and text, and had no listing for the current one.

I discovered the discrepancy and reported it to the Texas Historical Commission. They have (just yesterday) corrected their records.
Jacobs Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, September 21, 2019
2. Jacobs Home
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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