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

Wegner House

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
1. Wegner House Marker
Inscription.  

Built during Galveston’s prominent business era, this house was completed in 1892 in the San Jacinto neighborhood for Ernest and Christiana Wegner. Designed by architect Carl Heufs, the house is a classic L-plan Queen Anne Victorian perched high on a brick basement. Architectural changes were made in 1933 in the arts and crafts style. The current façade shows elements of both styles of architecture used on the house. The house survived the 1900 Great Storm virtually untouched while houses around it were destroyed. It remained in the Wegner family for 81 years.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2014
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17946.)
 
Location. 29° 18.122′ N, 94° 46.872′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue K and 14th Street, on the left when traveling east on Avenue K. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1328 Avenue K, 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. Powhatan and Mattie Wren House (within shouting
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By Jim Evans, November 10, 2019
2. Wegner House
distance of this marker); Sacred Heart Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bishop's Palace (about 400 feet away); Carl and Hilda Biehl House (about 500 feet away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon (about 500 feet away); John and Eliza Hertford House (about 600 feet away); Isaac H. and Henrietta Kempner House (about 700 feet away); Thomas Chubb House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
More about this marker. The marker is to the left of the front door. It is in a dark area and may not be visible when driving by.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Last updated on November 16, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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