Details for George Seeligson Home (Atlas Number 5167007181)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007181


Marker Number 7181
Atlas Number 5167007181
Marker Title George Seeligson Home
Index Entry Seeligson, George, Home
Address 1208 Ball St.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327087
UTM Northing 3243138
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Greek Revival (Architectural style); Victorian (architectural term); pioneers
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Galveston-born George Seeligson (1841-1912) was a prominent local merchant. In 1872 he married Maria Davenport (1847-1928). He built this 1875 house on another lot in this block. Like many fine Galveston homes, it combines Greek revival and Victorian styling. It was moved to this site with the Seeligsons erected a larger residence in 1887. Later occupied by their daughter Lillian (Mrs. John) Winterbotham (1875-1953), it was purchased in 1954 by Mr. and Mrs. James E. Johnson. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976