Details for Lasker Home for Children (Atlas Number 5167007512)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007512


Marker Number 7512
Atlas Number 5167007512
Marker Title Lasker Home for Children
Index Entry Lasker Home for Children
Address 1019 16th St.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326738
UTM Northing 3242712
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; orphanages
Marker Year 1980
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This two-story galleried Greek revival residence was built about 1870 by Galveston attorney Marcus C. McLemore (d. 1898). The Society for the Help of Homeless Children bought the home in 1901 for use as a charitable center. It was enlarged in 1912 with funds contributed by Morris Lasker (1840-1916), a local businessman. Changes included an expanded basement and an addition to the northwest corner. The house was named in honor of Lasker in 1913. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980