Details for Magale Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007522


Marker Number 7522
Atlas Number 5167007522
Marker Title Magale Building
Index Entry Magale Building
Address 2313-15 Strand
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325538
UTM Northing 3243043
Subject Codes Victorian (architectural term); markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A fire on The Strand in 1869 destroyed an earlier structure at this site. John F. Magale (d. 1880) built this edifice in 1870 to house his wholesale liquor business. Cast iron was used for the first floor facade and window hood molding for the Victorian building. Similar detailing decorates the adjoining structure, erected the following year. From 1889 until the late 1960s, this building was occupied by J. F. Smith and brother, A well-known paint and hardware store. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978

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