Details for Isaac Heffron House (Atlas Number 5507018528)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018528


Marker Number 18528
Atlas Number 5507018528
Marker Title Isaac Heffron House
Index Entry Heffron, Isaac, House
Address 1509 Post Office Street
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text Isaac Heffron (1853-1928), born in Wales, immigrated to Galveston at a young age. In 1876, he married Clotilde Gillet, a native Texan. The couple had four children and purchased the house on Post Office Street, formerly Avenue E, in 1881. Heffron was a sucessful general contractor and served on the city board of alderman. As the family grew, Heffron rebuilt the Victorian house to include a second story, a new porch along the rear façade and an elaborate concrete balustrade for the front garden. The family lived in the house through 1901 when they moved to a new house on 17th St. The couple's daughter, Clotilde, and her husband, Andrew C. Falligant, lived here until 1913. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016