Details for Best-Lucas House (Atlas Number 5507013815)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013815


Marker Number 13815
Atlas Number 5507013815
Marker Title Best-Lucas House
Index Entry Best-Lucas House
Address 1122 Sealy
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327178
UTM Northing 3243059
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1122 Sealy
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Catherine Best purchased this site in February 1866. In July of that year, sister-in-law Anne Best, wife of Louis Best, bought the improved lot from Catherine and her husband, William, a carpenter by trade. More improvements had been made by 1871, when the property was sold to Catherine and Thomas Lucas, a noted brickmason in Galveston. Alfred and Elizabeth Pierson bought the house in 1882, and it changed hands several times over the next decades, often serving as rental housing. Slated for demolition in the 1980s, it was purchased and rehabilitated. Today it exhibits its original Greek Revival influences, a three-bay front porch, gabled windows and many of its interior features. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2005