Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Smith House
Irish immigrant and Galveston police officer John Smith had this home constructed at 3601 Post Office Street in 1890, where it later served to shelter victims of the 1900 storm. It was moved to this site in 1927. The home features an unusual four-bay configuration and a two-tiered gallery. The large floor-to-ceiling windows provided cooling and ventilation in the hot Gulf Coast summers. The home remained in the Smith Family until 1978.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7187.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Law Enforcement • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 29° 17.685′ N, 94° 48.38′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 36th Street and Avenue L, on the right when traveling north on 36th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1116 36th Street, 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. Grace Episcopal Church (within shouting distance Poole-Parker House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Patrick Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Bankhead Magruder (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Love (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nahor Biggs Yard (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. It's hard to see the marker. It's in the front yard but located and supported in an odd way on the left side of steps from the front door.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on December 17, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.