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

Landes-McDonough House

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Landes-McDonough House Marker
This marker is on the corner of 16th Street & Avenue E (Post Office Street)
Inscription. Confederate veteran and capitalist Henry A. Landes (1844-1919) had this house built in 1887-88. Designed by prominent architects George E. Dickey of Houston and D. A. Helmich, the house reportedly provided refuge to some 200 people during the disastrous 1900 hurricane. John P. McDonough, owner of a dry docks and ironworks business, purchased the property in 1911. Acquired by the Dominican Sisters in 1954, it housed a fine arts center for a number of years. The eclectic Victorian structure features Romanesque style accents in its fine ornamental terra cotta, brick and ironwork, and its exuberant parapet and towers.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7511.)
 
Location. 29° 18.401′ N, 94° 47.139′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue E and 16th Street, on the right when traveling west on Avenue E. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1602 Post Office St, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wilbur Cherry House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Gustafson Home
Landes-McDonough House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. Landes-McDonough House Marker
This is an identical marker located to the right of the front door.
(about 400 feet away); A. Wilkins Miller Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fredrick William Beissner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galveston Immigration Stations (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Fox House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Landes-McDonough House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
3. Landes-McDonough House Marker
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By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
4. Landes-McDonough House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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