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Historical Marker: Custom House, Post Office and United States Court House2020-01-23T13:52:36-05:00

Custom House, Post Office and United States Court House

Historical Marker

1918 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the first building erected by the United States of America for civil uses in the state of Texas. The marker was erected in 1967 by the Texas Historical Commission.

Custom House Post Office and United States Court House

Inscribed

“Authorized by The Congress of the United States”

“* March 4, 1854 *
Construction completed
* March 31, 1864 *”

“This was the first building erected by the United States of America for civil uses in the State of Texas. The first session of the United States District Court was held in this building January, 1861, prior to completion by The Honorable John C. Watrous The first United States District Judge for the State of Texas as a result of the restoration the building is hereby redesignated”

“United States Court House – Federal Building”

“June 17, 1967”

Plaque 2

“On May 12, 1988, by authorization of Commisioner of Customs William Von Raab, This historic structure, which first served as a customhouse upon its completion in 1861 was dedicated in honor and recognition of two centuries of service by men and women of the U.S. Customs Service, whose contributions and sacrifices have played a significant role in the development of the United States of America and the protection of its citizens.”

“U.S. Customs Bicentennial 1789-1989”


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