Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Leon & H. Blum Co. Building
Headquarters were established in this building in 1880. Designed for the company by Eugene Heiner (1852-1901), the Blum building was enlarged in 1882 with the input of noted Galveston architect Nicholas Clayton (1840-1916).
The nationwide Depression of the 1890s severely affected the business of Leon & H. Blum, and in 1896 the firm was dissolved. Since that time, the building has housed numerous establishments. The Mistrot & Bros. Company operated a large retail store here until 1917. Vacant for several years, the building later housed offices of the "Galveston Tribune."
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number
Location. 29° 18.368′ N, 94° 47.684′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Mechanic Street (Avenue C) near 23rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Avenue C, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1871 Thomas Jefferson League Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. Buildings (about 400 feet away); Nicholas J. Clayton (about 400 feet away); The Stewart Building (about 600 feet away); Juneteenth (about 600 feet away); Trueheart-Adriance Building (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Santa Fe Union Station (about 700 feet away); Mallory-Produce Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Leon & H. Blum Co. Building. This building is now the elegant Tremont House Hotel
Also see . . .
1. The Leon & H. Blum Co. Building in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Tremont House Hotel Webpage. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Spooks at the Tremont Hotel. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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