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

Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40

Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
1. Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 Marker
Inscription.  Built by Samuel May Williams, a founder of Galveston, secretary to Stephen F. Austin, postmaster and land agent of Austin colony. Organized first Texas bank, was father of Texas navy and shipping industry. As envoy to the U. S., failed to get loan for Texas War for Independence, but gave $150,000 of his own money (a tenth of the cost).

House, framed in Maine, was shipped to Texas on a schooner.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11596.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
Location. 29° 17.268′ N, 94° 48.256′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Bernardo de Galvez Avenue, on the right when traveling east. This marker is deep in private property. It can be seen from the fence but cannot be approached. 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. Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Baden-Sproule House
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Frederick K. and Lucy Adelaide Fisher House (about 400 feet away); Powhatan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Henry Borden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moody Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40. This is the second oldest surviving residence in Galveston and is on the National Register of Historic Places
Williams-Tucker House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, July 29, 2012
2. Williams-Tucker House
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 24, 2023