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Landes-McDonough House

Historical Marker

1602 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the former residence of Confederate veteran and capitalist Henry A. Landes. The marker was erected in 1973 by the Texas Historical Commission.

Landes McDonough House Historical Marker

Inscribed

“Confederate veteran and capitalist Henry A. Landes (1844-1919) had this house built in 1887-88. Designed by prominent architects George E. Dickey of Houston and D. A. Helmich, the house reportedly provided refuge to some 200 people during the disastrous 1900 hurricane. John P. McDonough, owner of a dry docks and ironworks business, purchased the property in 1911. Acquired by the Dominican Sisters in 1954, it housed a fine arts center for a number of years. The eclectic Victorian structure features Romanesque style accents in its fine ornamental terra cotta, brick and ironwork, and its exuberant parapet and towers.”

“Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1973”

Landes McDonough House Medallion Historical Marker

Inscribed

“Confederate veteran and capitalist Henry A. Landes (1844-1919) built this Richardsonian Romanesque House in 1887-88. Architects were Dickey & Helmich. During famous 1900 storm, some 200 people took refuge here.”

“Sold 1911 to John P. McDonough, A dry docks-iron works owner, house remained a center of social life until acquired (1954) by Dominican order and used as fine arts annex to high school. Structure is now (1973) preserved by Fred T. Sanders, who bought and restored it in 1970.”

“Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1973”


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