Details for John and Eliza Hertford House (Atlas Number 5167007489)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007489


Marker Number 7489
Atlas Number 5167007489
Marker Title John and Eliza Hertford House
Index Entry Hertford, John and Eliza, House
Address 1509 Broadway Ave.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326808
UTM Northing 3242820
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term); women
Marker Year 1993
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text John and Eliza Hertford bought three lots at this site in 1867 and built this house by 1869, the year of John's death. Eliza and her children continued to reside here until 1878. This house, originally a Greek revival-influenced design, was later modified with Victorian features, including decorative bargeboards and jigsawn porch details. The proportion and detailing of the front-facing gable are distinctive features in Galveston architecture. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1993