Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle

Former Site of Heidenheimer's Castle (HM11N5)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.194', W 94° 47.071'

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In 1857 John S. Sydnor (1812-1869), former Galveston mayor, built the original two-story, eight-room structure at this site. Samson Heidenheimer (1834-1891) bought it in 1884. The German-born Heidenheimer began with a $100 loan and built a fortune as a Confederate blockade runner. He was associated with Sydnor and his son Seabrook in an auction business. Heidenheimer enlarged the house to four stories and 37 room and added castle-like tower and turrets. It changed owners many times after his death, burned in 1973, and was razed in 1975.
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HM NumberHM11N5
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Marker Number7484
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326683 N 3242903
Decimal Degrees29.30323333, -94.78451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.194', W 94° 47.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 11.64" N, 94° 47' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600-1698 Sealy Ave, Galveston TX 77550, US
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