One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the homesite of Adolph Dolson a prominent civic and religious leader. The marker was erected in 1986 by the Texas Historical Commission.
“Galveston native Adolph D. Dolson was the son of a Norwegian father and Irish mother who migrated here in the 1860s. An active businessman during the first half of the twentieth century, Dolson served four terms (1943-1950) as Galveston’s finance commissioner. He also was a prominent civic and religious leader who received Papal honors for service to his community and to the Catholic Church. Dolson and his wife, Catherine (Norris) lived in this home, built in 1907 for Morris and Rachel Wansker, from 1937 until his death in 1950.”
“Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986”