Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 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.
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 193 times since then and 45 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.