Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This Greek Revival cottage was built in the 1860s by W. G. Boepple on land he bought from Valentine Poole, a local cattle dealer who again became the owner in 1872. In 1886 the home was sold to the estate of "Galveston News" editor Willard B. Richardson. Later his daughter Caroline managed the property. She was the wife of Dr. H. P. Cooke, City Health Officer and Dean of the State Medical Branch here. In 1935 the house was sold to John A. and Emma Jeanne Parker.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7545.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 29° 17.675′ N, 94° 48.28′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Avenue L, 0.1 miles east of 35th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on wall of house, to the left of the front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3419 Avenue L, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers St. Patrick Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Smith House (about 500 feet away); Hagemann-Cobb House (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. Ό mile away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. Ό mile away); Powhatan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galveston Artillery Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Poole-Parker House. This house is or has been on the annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.