Details for The Wilbur Cherry House (Atlas Number 5167000270)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167000270


Marker Number 270
Atlas Number 5167000270
Marker Title The Wilbur Cherry House
Index Entry Cherry, Wilbur, House, The
Address 1602 Church
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326580
UTM Northing 3243225
Subject Codes newspapers; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text New York native Wilbur Cherry (1819-1873), a veteran of the Texas revolution, had this two-story home built about 1852. A pioneer Texas newspaperman, Cherry had earlier helped establish a local paper, now the "Galveston Daily News. His residence, one of the oldest on the island, features a distinctive three-bay double gallery with square pillars. Cherry's widow Catherine (d. 1911) continued to reside here past the turn of the century. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981