“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Cottage

The Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
1. The Cottage Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1882 by cotton buyer Bernard Roensch. Late Greek revival architecture with high Victorian detail in gingerbread trim, ornate tower, stained glass panels and transoms, slate mantels, fine staircase.

Has survived many storms.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1966

Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8239.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 29° 18.245′ N, 94° 47.046′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Avenue H (Ball Street) east of 16th Street, on the right when traveling east. Located on wall, left of front door. 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. Lockhart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (about 400 feet away); Thomas Chubb House
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(about 500 feet away); Mathilda Wehmeyer German-American Kindergarten School (about 500 feet away); George Fox House (about 500 feet away); Fredrick William Beissner House (about 600 feet away); Isaac H. and Henrietta Kempner House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
The Cottage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
2. The Cottage
Marker barely visible to the left of the front entrance.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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