Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard
1805 - 1856
A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Founder of the city of Galveston. Member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas.
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 7530.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 29° 17.493′ N, 94° 48.107′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 33rd Street and Avenue N 1/2, on the right when traveling south on 33rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Mexican Telegraph Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galveston Artillery Club (about 600 feet away); Powhatan House (about 800 feet away); Dr. Frederick K. and Lucy Adelaide Fisher House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. ¼ mile away); Poole-Parker House (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel May Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. His middle name is misspelled on the marker. The correct spelling is Branamour.
Regarding Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest surviving residence in Galveston.
Menard was the founder of the City of Galveston. The home passed back and fourth between Menard and the Allen brothers, the founders of Houston, Texas.
Also see . . .
1. From the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Grave. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on May 20, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.