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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George Washington Grover House

 
 
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Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
1. George Washington Grover House Marker
Inscription.  Veteran of the Republic of Texas Army, artist, writer, merchant, and civic leader George Washington Grover (1819-1901) and wife Eliza Crane (1834-1916) began construction on this home in 1859. The southern side-hall townhouse is one of Galveston's best preserved Antebellum buildings featuring Federal and Greek revival details. The house survived the 1863 Battle of Galveston, the Fire of 1885, and the catastrophic hurricanes of 1900, 1943, and 2008. The exterior and interior walls are made entirely of bricks that were manufactured on Galveston Island. The porch was added after the 1900 storm. The house remains one of the finest examples of mid-nineteenth century architecture in Galveston.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureDisasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 29° 18.463′ N, 94° 47.131′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
2. George Washington Grover House Marker
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Market Street and 16th Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. The marker is located west of the Grover-Chambers House by the front fence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 Market 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. Dominican Sisters (within shouting distance of this marker); Landes-McDonough House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Gustafson Home (about 500 feet away); The Wilbur Cherry House (about 700 feet away); Galveston Immigration Stations (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jean Lafitte (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mathilda Wehmeyer German-American Kindergarten School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacobs Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Grover, George Washington (1819–1901).
George Washington Grover, Texan Santa Fe expedition participant and Galveston merchant and civic leader, was born at Sacketts Harbor, New York, on November 9, 1819, the son of Nathan and Frances (Warren) Grover. In 1824 he moved with his father to Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1839 to Texas. On August 12, 1840, he served under Mathew Caldwell at the battle of Plum Creek. At Austin on June 1, 1841, he volunteered for the Texan Santa Fe expedition. Largely through the treachery of the artillery company commander, Capt. William P. Lewis, Grover and
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Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
3. The George Washington Grover House and Marker
his companions were captured near San Miguel, New Mexico, and marched to Mexico City.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the George Washington Grover House Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 14, 2021
4. The view of the George Washington Grover House Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Jul. 2, 2022