The Hendley Building

The Hendley Building (HM28RE)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.479', W 94° 47.498'

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Built 1855-1859. First commercial building in Galveston. Housed the first headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Engineer Office, established February 25, 1880. From these offices, the first District Engineer, Maj. Samuel M. Mansfield, directed the earliest river and harbor improvements along the Texas Gulf Coast. Offices in the Hendley Building were occupied by the Army Engineers until 1888.

Donated by Galveston District, Corps of Engineers
16 June 1975
HM NumberHM28RE
Year Placed1975
Placed ByGalveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Date Added Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 325999 N 3243440
Decimal Degrees29.30798333, -94.79163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.479', W 94° 47.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 28.74" N, 94° 47' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2016 Avenue B, Galveston TX 77550, US
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