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

League Park

League Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 22, 2011
1. League Park Marker
Inscription.  Galveston land developer John Charles League (1849-1916) platted the townsite of League City soon after he purchased property here in 1890. Faced with the competition of an adjacent development known as the city of Clear Creek, League personally directed the planning of his town. Through his efforts, land was set aside for a school, a church, and this park. Provided for in a land sale to the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad, League Park was established in 1895. League's improvements to the site included oak trees for the landscaping and construction of a two-story bandstand, which was later rebuilt after a destructive 1900 hurricane. For many years League Park served as the center of the community's political, cultural, and recreational interests. Activities here included campaign speeches, medicine shows, revivals, and traveling shows. In the summers the League City Band held concerts while local ladies sold ice cream from the lower floor of the bandstand. During World War I League Park was the scene of Red Cross rallies and activities. During the American Bicentennial Celebration, local residents funded a new bandstand. Other improvements
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included landscaping by the League City Garden Club.
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7514.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 29° 30.625′ N, 95° 5.487′ W. Marker is in League City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: League City TX 77573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named League Park (a few steps from this marker); Cypress Timbers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary Mission Church (about 500 feet away); Mainland Mission Churches (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); T.J. and Mary Lelia Dick House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Galveston County Poor Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in League City.
League Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 22, 2011
2. League Park
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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