Details for Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40 (Atlas Number 5167011596)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167011596


Marker Number 11596
Atlas Number 5167011596
Marker Title Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40
Index Entry Williams-Tucker House
Address 3601 Ave. P
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 324678
UTM Northing 3241283
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built by Samuel May Williams, a founder of Galveston, secretary to Stephen F. Austin, postmaster and land agent of Austin colony. Organized first Texas bank, was father of Texas navy and shipping industry. As envoy to the U. S., failed to get loan for Texas War for Independence, but gave $150,000 of his own money (a tenth of the cost). House, framed in Maine, was shipped to Texas on a schooner. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964