Details for Frederick William Beissner House (Atlas Number 5167000064)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167000064


Marker Number 64
Atlas Number 5167000064
Marker Title Frederick William Beissner House
Index Entry Beissner, Frederick William, House
Address 1702 Ball Avenue
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326551
UTM Northing 3242985
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Designed by Galveston architect William H. Roystone for local real estate agent Frederick William Beissner (1854-1905) and his wife Mary, this Victorian-era home was built in 1888. Its elaborate Eastlake details include turned posts, jigsawn porch balustrades, recurring floral motifs, corbelled chimney, cross-gabled roof capped by a widow's walk, and varying patterns of imbricated shingles. The home remained in the Beissner family until 1913. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990