Details for George Fox House (Atlas Number 5167007453)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007453


Marker Number 7453
Atlas Number 5167007453
Marker Title George Fox House
Index Entry Fox, George, House
Address 1402 Ball Ave.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327164
UTM Northing 3242818
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Shortly after the Civil War George Fox (d. 1906) joined his father's Galveston bakery, established in 1837. A successful merchant by the turn of the century, Fox built this home for his wife Elizabeth (Benison) and family about 1903. It probably replaced an earlier house at this site which was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane. The Fox home, which features Queen Anne styling with classical revival detailing, was occupied by family members until 1955. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981