Details for Galveston Garten Verein (Atlas Number 5167007468)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007468


Marker Number 7468
Atlas Number 5167007468
Marker Title Galveston Garten Verein
Index Entry Galveston Garten Verein
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325598
UTM Northing 3241740
Subject Codes parks; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Kempee Park, 27th and Ave. O
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text In design of a Teutonic Club; all stockholders were of German descent. Center for city's social life, 1876-1923, complex had an octagonal dance pavilion, tennis courts, bowling and tenpin alleys, bandstand, fountains. The complex was site of Galveston's first underground electrical conduits. When corporation was dissolved, Stanley E. (Pat) Kempner bought the property and gave it to the city of Galveston for park use. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1971