1871Thomas Jefferson League (1834-74) had this building constructed in 1871, putting the final touches on the structure when a new galvanized iron cornice was installed on October 8, 1872, after a storm damaged the new building at the corner of Tremont and the Strand. It was built on the site of the old "Moro Castle", a fashionable public bar newly refurbished as the Cohn Brothers clothing emporium when it was set on fire during a robbery on December 3, 1869, resulting in the destruction of a large portion of the central business district of that time. League was an attorney and also the son-in-law of Samuel May Williams, one of the leading statesmen of the Texas Republic, a founder of the city of Galveston, a wharf developer and a banker.
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|Date Added||Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 325718 N 3243344|
|Decimal Degrees||29.30708333, -94.79451667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 18.425', W 94° 47.671'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 18' 25.5" N, 94° 47' 40.26" W|
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|Area Code(s)||409, 281|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2301 Avenue B, Galveston TX 77550, US|
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