Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Notorious pirate. Settled here in 1817 with his buccaneers and ships; under Mexican flag, continued his forays against Spanish shipping in the Gulf. On this site, he built his home, Maison Rouge (Red House), which was part of his fort; and upper story was pierced for cannon. It was luxuriously furnished with booty from captured ships. Leaving Galveston in 1821, upon demand of the United States, he burned his home, fort and whole village; then sailed to Yucatan. In 1870, present structure was built over old cellars and foundations of Maison Rouge.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7508.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 29° 18.628′ N, 94° 47.107′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Harborside Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Harborside Drive, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Near Campsites of Louis-Michel Aury and Francisco Xavier Mina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galveston Immigration Stations (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victor Gustafson Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Landes-McDonough House (approx. ¼ mile away); Davidson-Penland House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Wilbur Cherry House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacobs Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); C. F. Marschner Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,809 times since then and 404 times this year. Last updated on December 17, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.