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House (Letitia Rosenberg Home for Aged Women)

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Letitia Rosenberg Home for Aged Women
1896, Alfred Muller. 1804 Rosenberg Ave.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Another beneficiary of Henry Rosenberg's largesse was this home for aged women, built with Rosenberg's $30,000 bequest as a memorial to his first wife. Muller's design, his largest surviving institutional building, was severely damaged in the Storm of 1900 but reconstructed. The high-raised, stucco-faced brick building presents a grandly scaled symmetrical elevation—double loggias framed by gabled wings—to Rosenberg Avenue, while opening in an L-plan configuration to the prevailing southeast breeze and views toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House (Letitia Rosenberg Home for Aged Women)", [Galveston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 428-428.

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