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Historical Marker: The Bishop’s Palace2020-01-23T13:49:05-05:00

Bishop's Palace

Historical Marker

1402 Broadway, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker highlights the architecture of Nicholas J. Clayton.  The marker was erected in 1967 by the Texas Historical Commission.

The Bishops Palace Historic Marker

Inscribed

“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”


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