Details for Boddeker House (Atlas Number 5167012810)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167012810


Marker Number 12810
Atlas Number 5167012810
Marker Title Boddeker House
Index Entry Boddeker House
Address 1114 Broadway
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327268
UTM Northing 3242737
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1114 Broadway
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Boddeker House The son of German immigrants, Joseph Boddeker came to Galveston with his parents about 1850. After service in the Civil War, he worked as a riverboat pilot and purchased this lot for his family home in the 1870s. When the original Boddeker House was destroyed in the 1900 storm, Capt. Boddeker purchased and relocated this 1893 house from 12th and Sealy. His son James (1875-1940), who lived here with his wife, Elizabeth, was a successful businessman and civic leader, serving as county commissioner from 1912 until 1940. Upon his death, Elizabeth completed his term as commissioner, becoming the first woman in Galveston County to hold that post. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001