“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)

George Fox House

George Fox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
1. George Fox House Marker
Inscription. Shortly after the Civil War George Fox (d. 1906) joined his father's Galveston bakery, established in 1837. A successful merchant by the turn of the century, Fox built this home for his wife Elizabeth (Benison) and family about 1903. It probably replaced an earlier house at this site which was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane. The Fox home, which features Queen Anne styling with classical revival detailing, was occupied by family members until 1955.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1981

Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7453.)
Location. 29° 18.281′ N, 94° 46.951′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Ball Street and 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Ball Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1402 Ball St, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederich-Erhard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Julius H. Ruhl Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cottage (about 500 feet away); The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marius Etienne Chataignon
George Fox House image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 9, 2012
2. George Fox House
(about 600 feet away); Sacred Heart Church (about 700 feet away); The Bishop's Palace (about 700 feet away); Carl and Hilda Biehl House (about 700 feet away); Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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