Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This Danish castle-inspired home was built in 1890 by John Clement Trube, who came in his youth from Kiel, Denmark. His architect was Alfred Muller.
A successful businessman, Trube married Veronica Durst, an heir of early Texan Peter Durst: family had nine children.
"Castle" has withstood many Gulf storms; is still owned and occupied by members of Trube family. Solid brick structure has Belgian cement finish.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1965
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11581.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 29° 18.163′ N, 94° 47.116′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street and Sealy Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1627 Sealy Avenue, 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. Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isabella Offenbach Maas Residence Adriance-Springer House (about 400 feet away); Fredrick William Beissner House (about 500 feet away); The Maas House (about 500 feet away); The Cottage (about 600 feet away); Lasker Home for Children (about 700 feet away); Isaac H. and Henrietta Kempner House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . A YouTube Video of the Castle. (Submitted on July 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 388 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 6. submitted on November 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.