Details for John Smith House (Atlas Number 5167007187)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007187


Marker Number 7187
Atlas Number 5167007187
Marker Title John Smith House
Index Entry Smith, John, House
Address 1116 36th St.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 324304
UTM Northing 3241482
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Irish immigrant and Galveston police officer John Smith had this home constructed at 3601 Post Office Street in 1890, where it later served to shelter victims of the 1900 storm. It was moved to this site in 1927. The home features an unusual four-bay configuration and a two-tiered gallery. The large floor-to-ceiling windows provided cooling and ventilation in the hot Gulf Coast summers. The home remained in the Smith family until 1978. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987