The Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace (HM11N7)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.174', W 94° 46.926'

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Built, 1886-1893, by Col. Walter Gresham, civic leader and U.S. Congressman. Nicholas J. Clayton was architect. One of the most lavish and massive homes in U.S., house is a Victorian adaptation of renaissance style.

Silver and onyx mantel in music room won first prize, 1886, at New Orleans Exposition. Mrs. Gresham painted murals, ceilings.

Catholic Diocese bought home, 1923, and one room into chapel with stained glass windows.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
HM NumberHM11N7
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326917 N 3242862
Decimal Degrees29.30290000, -94.78210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.174', W 94° 46.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 10.44" N, 94° 46' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston TX 77550, US
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