John (Jack) and Alberta Siller, ca. 1960-2013
Most of what is known about the house was oral history passed down by "Mad Jack" Siller, the son of the second owners, John (Jack) and Alberta Siller who purchased the home from Max Levy in 1960 and lived there until their deaths in 2010. Jack and Alberta worked for University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and had six children, three boys and three girls. "Mad Jack" resided in the apartment garage, which was located where the pool is now, after he moved out of his parent's attic. Unfortunately, the garage was destroyed in 2008 during Hurricane Ike.
The attic of the home is a true third story with functioning windows all along the perimeter. Two of the Siller boys also resided in the attic. Further into the attic, one can still see paint on the shelves from where the boys made and painted model airplanes. There was a fire in the attic the night before the Levys sold the home to the Sillers, rumored to have been caused by teenagers smoking cigarettes. You can see evidence of this fire—some minor cosmetic damage and charring—still today.