Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Jan. 20, 1829 - March 31, 1891)
Several clergymen quickly gave their support to the endeavor, and Galveston citizens donated funds. After one month, the orphanage moved to a 2-story building, owned by Mrs. John Hibbert, at the corner of 11th and Market Street. In 1879 Dealey turned control of the institution over to a board of directors headed by Judge Charles L. Cleveland. In January 1880, the home was chartered and moved to facilities on this site, where it continued to grow and gain support from the community. Renamed the Galveston Orphans' Home, it still follows admittance standards drawn up by its founder, George Dealey.
Dealey died in Dallas, where his family moved in 1889. Two of his sons, George Bannerman (1859-1946) and James Q.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7428.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1880.
Location. 29° 17.849′ N, 94° 47.325′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 21st Street near Avenue M, on the right when traveling south. 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. Galveston Orphans Home (here, next to this marker); Galveston Children's Home (a few steps from this marker); Franklin-Wandless House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry C. Henck, Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albertson Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); James N. Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding George Dealey. This historical home and Orphanage has become a grand museum of Texas history. I urge anyone who's interested in Texas history or early weapons, saddles, spurs, explorers, people, documents, letters, Buffalo Soldiers, paintings and more to
Though it's described as "The...home to the world’s largest collection of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the Southwestern United States," it's mostly Texas history.
Maybe it's because I went with low expectations, but it knocked my socks off!
See links for more description.
Also see . . .
1. Galveston Children's Home. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Article introducing The Bryan Museum. (Submitted on August 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.