Details for The Cradle (Atlas Number 5167008240)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167008240


Marker Number 8240
Atlas Number 5167008240
Marker Title The Cradle
Index Entry Cradle, The
Address 2902 Avenue O 1/2
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 325465
UTM Northing 3241606
Subject Codes Victorian (architectural term); women's clubs
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 29th and O 1/2 Street, Galveston
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Building in which in 1891 Misses Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryan founded the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a society for historical preservation. This Victorian structure was then library of "The Oaks," family home of the founders, who were descendants of William H. Jack, a soldier in 1836 Texas victory at San Jacinto and an official of the Republic. First president (1891-1908) of D. R. T. was widow of last Texas president, Anson Jones.