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Clarke & Courts Building

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
National Register of Historic Places plaque<br>Clarke & Courts Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
1. National Register of Historic Places plaque
Clarke & Courts Building
Inscription.  
Clarke and Courts
Building

2400 Mechanic
Built in 1890

Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 29° 18.361′ N, 94° 47.731′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Mechanic Street west of 24th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front entrance on Mechanic Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Mechanic 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. Powell Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon & H. Blum Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Davidson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mardi Gras in Galveston (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon & H. Blum Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlocher Row
Galveston 1900 Storm Surivor plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
2. Galveston 1900 Storm Surivor plaque
Mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the front entrance on Mechanic Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Tremont Houses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merchants Mutual Insurance Company Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clarke and Courts Printing. Clarke and Courts Printing was in business in Texas for over 100 years. Until the 1930s the company was the largest printing and lithography company in the region. By 1890 the firm had completed its office on the Strand in Galveston, designed by Nicholas J. Clayton. The office came to be known as the "Texas House." In 1902 the firm subscribed $5,000 for seawall bonds to protect the city after the devastation of the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which damaged the company's building and killed its head bookkeeper. Clarke and Courts printed the first newspapers after the disaster. The business closed in 1989. In 1994, as part of its rehabilitation and revitalization program, the city of Galveston planned to convert the Texas House into a residential building known as the Strand Lofts. (Submitted on February 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Strand National Historic District Nomination #70000748. This
Clarke & Courts Building (<i>marker visible just right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
3. Clarke & Courts Building (marker visible just right of entrance)
is a contributing property, Strand National Historic District. (Submitted on February 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. 1900 Storm Survivor Plaque Program. On September 8, 1900, the most devastating recorded natural disaster in U.S. history struck Galveston Island, claiming 6,000 to 8,000 lives and destroying thousands of buildings. The plaques represent a testament to the resilience of our built history, and the community of people to which it still serves. (Submitted on February 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Clarke & Courts Building Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
4. Clarke & Courts Building Sign
Clarke & Courts Building Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 14, 2018
5. Clarke & Courts Building Cornerstone
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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