Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Nicholas J. Clayton
(November 1, 1839 - December 9, 1916)
A tireless worker noted for his bold style, attention to detailing, and professionalism, Clayton designed elaborate churches, commercial structures and homes throughout Texas and the South. His most significant contribution, however, was his influence on Galveston's architecture. From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, a period known as the city's golden era, his distinctive style was dominant.
Examples of Clayton's work which still exist include the Walter Gresham House (Bishop's Palace), Ashbel Smith Building (Old Red), W. L. Moody Building, and the Trueheart-Adriance Building in Galveston; St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Edward's College (Old Main) in Austin; R. E. Stafford Bank and opera house in Columbus; and Sacred Heart Church in Palestine.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8235.)
Location. 29° 18.419′ N, 94° 47.726′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Strand Street and 24th Street, on the right when traveling west on Strand Street. Touch for map. Located on the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mitchell Street (here, next to this marker); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. Buildings (a few steps from this marker); Hutchings, Sealy & Co. (a few steps from this marker); 1871 Thomas Jefferson League Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Saengerfest Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson League Building (about 300 feet away); Mardi Gras in Galveston (about 300 feet away); Leon & H. Blum Co. Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .
1. Nicholas Clayton's Biography from the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on December 3, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. And Archive of Clayton's Drawings and Papers at the University of Texas. (Submitted on December 3, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.