My Pic of the Week – The Bishop Palace

Bishop Palace - Galveston Texas

Bishop Palace – Galveston Texas

I took this picture a few weeks ago. We were visiting Galveston Island before we left on our cruise..

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance in the area of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop’s Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.

The house was built from 1887 to 1892 for Colonel Walter Gresham and his wife Josephine, with whom he had nine children. An attorney and entrepreneur, Gresham came to Galveston from Virginia following his service in the Civil War. He was a founder of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, eventually working to bring about the merger of the Santa Fe with the Atchison and Topeka Railroad. He also served in the Texas Legislature.

Bishop Palace Galveston Texas for more information

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. any1mark66
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 20:08:25

    I think I would go just to see building. Actually, I am weird Texas I’d one of my favorite states

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  2. Julz.......artist, blogger, photographer, graphic designer
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 20:18:07

    cool building I would love to see it face to face

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  3. colonialist
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 15:10:16

    I would have guessed that was a picture of one of the stately homes of England in the middle of a private park. Impressive.
    In South Africa, such places are not valued and many have been demolished and replaced with buildings with all the charm and elegance of a brick.
    (btw – probably nobody has bothered to tell you that your hovercard needs editing – ‘may’ instead of ‘my’)

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  4. The Crafty Lady In Combat Boots
    Jun 06, 2015 @ 15:31:14

    Reblogged this on Traveling Lady in Combat Boots.

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