Details for Sonnentheil Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167011566


Marker Number 11566
Atlas Number 5167011566
Marker Title Sonnentheil Home
Index Entry Sonnentheil Home
Address 1826 Sealy
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326511
UTM Northing 3242943
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Georgian Revial (Architectural style); Eastlake
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built in 1886-87 for German native Jacob Sonnentheil (d. 1908), this home probably was designed by prominent Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton. Sonnentheil served with the Confederacy during the Civil War and operated a wholesale dry goods store on The Strand in Galveston. The Sonnentheil house displays influences of Eastlake, Gothic, and Italianate architectural styling. Outstanding features include the finely-crafted double gallery. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

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