Known as Bishop’s Palace, this Victorian style mansion was originally the home of Josephine and Walter Gresham. Gresham was a railroad magnate and hired famed architect Nicholas Clayton to design the home. The structure was completed in 1892, and it survived the disastrous 1900 hurricane.
From 1923 until the 1960’s the house was used as the residence of the Bishop of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. It is now owned by the Galveston Historical Foundation. Guided and self guided tours are available for an admission fee.
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A beautiful residence, Victorian architecture is always beautiful.
It is most impressive in person. You are correct: Victorian style is striking! Thanks for the visit, John.
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Loved wandering the halls of Bishop’s Palace last year when we were in Galveston. Hope you are enjoying your visit.